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4-year-old girl alleges rape by seniors in a govt-school toilet in MP, FIR filed

A four year old has alleged that she was raped by a middle school student in Jabalpur district.

bhopal Updated: Mar 01, 2017 00:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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Students protest against the rape cases of minors in the national capital in New Delhi, in 2015. (Raj k Raj/HT File Photo)

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a toilet of a school in Jabalpur district on Saturday.

Jabalpur police said the minor was raped by another minor – a student of Class 8 or 7 – who hasn’t been identified yet. The incident occurred in the government middle school in Jabalpur town, 360 kms east of Bhopal.

The girl is an orphan living at a shelter home in Jabalpur.

According to police, the crime came to light when the superintendent of the shelter informed the Vijay Nagar police station about the incident. The superintendent had noticed the child in a terrified state when she returned back.

Rajesh Malviya, the Vijay Nagar town inspector, told HT, “The girl informed that she was raped by a school student. It is a middle school, so we are suspecting that a student of class 7th or 8th has raped her.”

“We didn’t find any concrete evidence in this regard, so we are interrogating both the staff members and schools students,” he added.

Police have registered a case and an investigation is on. They also admitted the girl at a government hospital.

First Published: Feb 26, 2017 21:38 IST