Five students allege they were sodomised and threatened by gurukul staff, seniors in Haryana
An FIR has been registered on the complaint of five students who say they were sodomised, thrashed and threatened of dire consequences by the gurukul staff and their seniors, in Rohtak.india Updated: Aug 27, 2018 16:47 IST
At least five students of a school located at Rohtak’s Ladhot village have alleged sodomy at the hands of their seniors and some staff members for the past several months. The victims are the students of Classes 5 and 6.
The matter came to the fore on Sunday when family members of some students visited the victims in Rohtak on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The students narrated the “horrific” tales about how they were being repeatedly sodomised, thrashed and threatened of dire consequences if they disclosed the matter to anyone.
The parents then approached the police and lodge a complaint.
Rohtak Sadar police station in-charge Manjeet Kumar said an FIR has been registered on the complaint of five students.
“A case has been registered on the basis of one complaint that contained statements of five students studying in Classes 5 and 6. It is registered against some senior students and staff members of the Gurukul under Sections 202 (hiding information), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (crime committed by many with same intention) and 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides Section 4 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act,” he added.
Kumar said they were investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the district child welfare committee (CWC) has taken cognisance of the matter and assured of conducting the counselling of victims on Monday.
“All the students will be counselled in the following days to find out if there are any more victims as well. The CWC will provide free legal aid to the victims and get constant follow-ups from the police officials in this case,” said Raj Singh Sangwan, chairperson of the CWC.
He said their team will visit the school on Monday and give notice to the management to seek their detailed response on the allegation of the students.
First Published: Aug 27, 2018 10:21 IST