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Parents wrote to school about harassment by two classmates

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 31, 2013
First Published: 00:40 IST(31/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:41 IST(31/3/2013)

The Vinoba Bhave (VB) Nagar police, who are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old boy from a Kurla-based school, have learnt that the victim’s parents had given a written complaint to his school about two classmates harassing him by teasing him constantly.

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The letter was given to school authorities on March 18, the day the incident allegedly took place. The two students mentioned in the complaint given to the school are the ones whose names have been given by the victim’s mother, along with that of the school bus attendant, to the police, in connection with the alleged sexual assault of the victim.

An officer investigating the matter, talking on condition of anonymity, said: “We have learnt that on March 18, the victim’s parents had complained to the school about the two boys. They alleged that the two boys teased their son.”

The police have also questioned the 18-year-old bus attendant. “We have questioned the attendant. However, nothing substantial has come out of it,” the officer said.

The police are now awaiting the medical report of the victim that will be supplied after an examination carried out by a team of six doctors from Nair Hospital. “There are several unanswered questions in the case. While there are some injury marks on the victim’s body, we are yet to ascertain if they hint at a sexual assault. The medical report scheduled to come on Monday will throw some light on these ambiguities,” the officer said.

While the police had asked the school for CCTV camera footage to aid the probe, an officer said it may not be very useful, as the school stores CCTV footage only for eight days, and the alleged incident took place more than eight days ago.

The police reportedly tried to speak to the boy with the help of a child psychiatrist. “We tried talking to the boy for two hours but he did not tell us anything about the alleged incident,” the officer said.


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