5-yr-old ‘raped in Delhi school’ by peon, Kejriwal orders magisterial probe
The incident comes close on the heels of the gruesome killing of a eight-year-old boy who had his throat slit for allegedly resisting sexual assault by a bus conductor of a Gurgaon school.delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2017 22:38 IST
The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in a Shahdara school, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
He also said that a protocol would be chalked out for all city schools to ensure the safety of students.
The five-year-old was allegedly raped by a peon on the premises of the private school in Shahdara on Saturday. The accused, Vikas Kumar, was arrested later at night.
The incident comes close on the heels of the gruesome killing of a eight-year-old boy who had his throat slit for allegedly resisting sexual assault by a bus conductor of a Gurgaon school -- an incident which sent shock waves across the country.
Kejriwal said such incidents won’t be tolerated. “Shameful. Won’t be tolerated. Police doing its job. Ordered magsterial enquiry. Will develop protocol 4 all schools 2 ensure children safety (sic),” he tweeted.
Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gahlot also tweeted about the incident and said that the inquiry report will be submitted in three days.
The arrested man, Vikas, had been working in the school for the last three years. Previously, he worked as a security guard there.
He allegedly took the girl inside an empty classroom around noon on Saturday when he was walking in the corridors after handing over lunch boxes to teachers.
The girl later complained of bleeding and pain in her private parts to her mother. She was taken to a hospital where a medical examination confirmed sexual assault.
Meanwhile speaking to ANI, victim’s mother said that no investigation to this matter has taken place as yet.
“No investigation has been taking place. Today it happened with my daughter, tomorrow it could happen with anyone,” she added.
First Published: Sep 10, 2017 16:31 IST