Molestation of three-year old: Victim’s parents want action against principal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 15, 2015 10:10 IST

The parents of the five-year-old-girl, who was molested repeatedly by a school bus conductor, want action against the principal of Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 38-A, Sanjiv Kumar, for not acting promptly on their complaint. Victim’s father said his daughter was traumatised and the school authorities couldn’t shrug off the responsibility of safety of students when they are travelling in the school buses.

“The principal should have given due importance to our complaint and acted promptly. It was demoralising to see the principal not taking the complaint seriously not even on Wednesday. He kept doing his work and did not bother to answer any of our queries, after which we had not option but to stage a protest,” said the father.

The father said that the principal should also be punished for his insensitive attitude.


The police, on the other hand, have said they had not given a clean chit neither to the principal nor the private transporter, Amrik Singh, who is the owner of the bus.

Sector 39 SHO Ranjodh Singh said they would investigate all the allegations levelled against the principal and summon him to join the investigations. “The bus owner will also be asked to join the probe,” he said.

The police said the transporter, Amrik Singh, told them that he had sacked the conductor the day he received the complaint. The principal, Sanjiv Kumar, told the police that he had asked the transporter to take action against the conductor after receiving a complaint against the accused. The police said they would verify their claims.


The police on Thursday added another section (Section 506 of the IPC) in the FIR against bus conductor Jagjeet Singh, for issuing threatening to the victim girl. The accused, Jagjeet Singh, has been sent to judicial custody. He has been booked under sections 354, 354-A and 506 of IPC, along with Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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