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Gurgaon: 2 students ‘molested’ by sweeper in Vidya School, accused arrested

A case under section 10 of Pocso Act was registered against the accused.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 29, 2017 10:51 IST
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
Child abuse,Molestation,Gurgaon school
Two class 3 students of Gurgaon’s Vidya School were allegedly molested by a sweeper in the institution’s washroom .(HT Photo for representational purpose )

Two class 3 students were allegedly molested by a sweeper in a Gurgaon private school , once again raising safety concerns in the millennium city’s educational institutions.

The 33-year-old accused, identified as Suresh Kumar, was arrested by the police.

The incident comes close on the heels of murder of an eight-year-old Class 2 student by a bus conductor at the Ryan International School on the outskirts of the city.

Kumar, employed as a sweeper in the Vidya School in DLF phase 3, molested the girls when they went to the washroom on Monday, police said.

The incident came to the light during a counselling session where the girls narrated the incident before the school authorities.

The accused is currently a resident of Nathupur village and he hails from Jharkhand.

After getting the complaint from the girl students, the school authorities checked the CCTV recording and found the accused trying to hug and molest the girls.

On Wednesday, a case was registered at the women police station, and Kumar was arrested and produced before a court, which sent him to jail.

The victims told the school teachers that Kumar tried to hold their hands and hug them, and tried to misbehave with them. A complaint was registered with the police by school principal after which action was initiated against the accused.

A case under section 10 of Pocso Act was registered against the accused, and the statements of the students would be recorded soon, said inspector Kailash Yadav, SHO, women police station.

The Gurgaon district administration earlier on Tuesday directed all schools to submit safety certificates in 15 days under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), to ensure protection of school students, officials said.

The directive was issued in the wake of the murder at Ryan School in Bhondsi on September 8.

The schools have been asked to form school safety committees by including two representatives of parents.

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 10:44 IST