Pre-school management booked for failing to report sexual assault of children by staff member
Fresh cases of sexual assault have been slapped against a non-teaching staff of a pre-school here arrested for allegedly abusing a three-year old girl following complaints by more parents of similar offence.india Updated: Feb 24, 2017 01:19 IST
Fresh cases of sexual assault have been slapped against a non-teaching staff member of a pre-school who was earlier arrested for allegedly abusing a three-year old girl. The new cases were registered following complaints by more parents of similar offence.
Police on Thursday said they have also booked the school management under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) for failure to report the offence.
Additional cases were filed against the accused who worked as a supervisor at the school as more parents came forward to report similar incidents of sexual assault by him on their children, police said, adding his house was searched.
POCSO case:6 FIRs against arrested accused under investigation-house searched. Sec 21:POCSO Act initiated against school Management. @CPBlr— Hemant Nimbalkar IPS (@crimebangalore) February 23, 2017
The man was arrested on February 18 and a case was registered under provisions of the POCSO act following a complaint from the parents of the three-year-old girl.
The incident came to light when the child complained to her parents that the man had misbehaved by touching her private parts.
A group of parents who had earlier staged a protest near the school yesterday met city police chief Praveen Sood seeking a speedy probe and action against the school management.
Based on the complaints from parents, police had earlier taken the principal and members of the school management into custody for questioning.
Parents have alleged that the principal and the management members did not initiate action against the accused and tried to defend him initially.
They have also claimed that CCTV footage would not be available as the accused was in-charge of CCTV operations at the school.
First Published: Feb 24, 2017 01:18 IST