New Delhi, Sep 10: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the rape of a five-year-old girl inside a school here and asked for a report to be submitted by Tuesday. He also said that a protocol will be formulated for all schools to ensure the safety of students.
Expressing her concern over the incident, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Jaihind echoed Kejriwal’s views and termed the move to chalk out protocol for schools a “very crucial step” to ensure safety of students.
The DCW in the notice also asked about the steps taken by the school to ensure safety of the children within the premises and also demanded from the school a copy of the CCTV footage of the entire day of the incident. The incident came to light on Saturday around 3 p.m. when the child complained of pain in her abdomen. Her mother noticed bleeding in her private parts while taking her to the washroom.
“The accused, identified as Vikas, 40, who works as a peon, was arrested for sexually assaulting the five-year-old girl in an empty classroom,” a senior police officer said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said: “The incident occurred on Saturday around 11 a.m. at the Tagore Public School in Shahdara after school hours. The girl did not leave as she was waiting to take her half-an-hour extra class.”
The police said a medical test confirmed sexual assault. Vikas has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
“The child is still in trauma and terrified since the crime happened with her as Vikas threatened her with dire consequences,” the girl’s grandfather told IANS. “He was inebriated at the time of committing the crime and also at the time of his arrest. The girl was later shifted to Lok yak Jai Prakash rayan Hospital from where she was discharged on Sunday morning,” he added. (IANS)