4 sent to 14-day judicial custody in disabled girls rape case
Four persons, accused of raping disabled girls at a school, were today sent to 14-day judicial custoday by a local court in Shimla.india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 23:23 IST
Four persons, accused of raping disabled girls at a school, were today sent to 14-day judicial custoday by a local court in Shimla.
Judicial Magistrate of Shimla Jia Lal Azad remanded the school principal and three teacher in judicial custody till April 8.
The four, arrested on March 18 for allegedly raping the girls at a school hostel for physically challenged run by a NGO in Tutu, about 8 km from the town, were under police custody which ended today.
Azad ordered that principal Vijay Singh and three teachers Amarjeet Singh, Dinesh Kumar and Vinod Kumar be sent to Kaithu jail and produced before him again on April 8.
Medical examination of two girls has confirmed rape.
There were 27 students in the school for the disabled run by Prerna Welfare Association, out of which nine were girls aged between 13 to 21.
In the wake of the incident, the state government revoked registration of the school and stopped all grants given to it under Sarv Siksha Abhiyan.