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Delhi school rape: Cops nab peon after 5-yr-old victim identifies him from pics

A police team then visited Vikas at his home that night, clicked his photograph and sent it to their counterparts who were with the girl.

delhi Updated: Sep 11, 2017 00:20 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
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A police team then visited Vikas (with cap) at his home that night, clicked his photograph and sent it to their counterparts who were with the girl.

For at least two hours on Saturday, the five-year-old girl — who had been raped allegedly by a peon at her Gandhi Nagar school — refused to answer questions about the sexual assault. But once doctors and nurses at a government hospital used their years of experience and counselled her, the girl spilled out all the necessary details to nail her rapist.

By the time the girl was done describing her alleged rapist, Vikas Jaiswal, all that the police were left to do was to get his address from school authorities and nab him.

The girl “almost accurately” described Vikas’ height, his weight, his baldness and the fact that he often wore a cap, said a senior police officer. She told police that Vikas worked at the other building of the school — located across the street from where the girl studied — but would often visit her school building and occasionally her classroom.

The police then asked the school authorities about any staff who matched the descriptions provided by the girl. “Since we had collected Vikas’ Aadhaar card and address proof, we immediately provided it to the police,” the principal of the school said.

A police team then visited Vikas at his home that night, clicked his photograph and sent it to their counterparts who were with the girl. “We sent multiple photos of the accused as well as other people. Each time, the girl identified the rapist among other photographs ” said a senior investigator.

The victim’s parents, meanwhile, said they had spent more than what they could afford to get their daughter and son admitted to private schools in the neighbourhood.

“I earn Rs 10,000 a month after overtime. Of that, I pay Rs 1,100 per month as fee for my daughter,” said the girl’s father. “We chose this school for my daughter as the school had a good reputation in our locality,” he added.

He added that he will now pull his daughter out of the school and admit her somewhere else.

The parents of some other children too said that they were planning to do the same.

“A school is a child’s second home. They should feel safe there. But my daughter was raped in side her school,” her mother said.

The woman said her daughter, after being assaulted, attended one more class before returning home.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 23:55 IST