Under fire for alleged molestation of a pre-nursery girl in a bus by the attendant last week, Presidium school on Thursday broke its silence. The school authorities claimed that they approached police with the complaint and did not dissuade parents. The school claimed that it took stern action in the case and terminated the services of the accused bus conductor and the transport manager.
The school authorities said when the parents of the four-year-old approached them with the incident on Monday afternoon, they immediately informed police.
“An incident of molestation took place in the bus while (the child was) travelling back home. The moment the school got to know about it, the matter was immediately reported to the police station,” said G S Matharoo, CEO Presidium Group of Schools.
A source in the school said after learning about the incident, instead of contacting police, the parents came to the school. The institution, which was clueless about the incident till then, called the driver and the two attendants of the vehicle. After questioning them and talking to the parents, the school zeroed down on the accused. He was immediately handed over to police.
Matharoo said, “Principal and staff members reached the police station immediately to lodge an FIR against the bus conductor. His service has been terminated.”
Talking about reports that there were no CCTV cameras in the bus, he said, “The entire school campus is under CCTV camera surveillance with regular monitoring.”