Bangalore: teacher held for allegedly raping 6-yr-old
Hundreds of parents and activists staged a demonstration on Friday outside a private school in the city where a teacher allegedly raped a six-year-old girl twice this week— the second such incident in Bengaluru in less than 10 days.
Police say the arrested accused, Jayshankar, visited the local police station on Friday for a background check that’s been made mandatory for employees of all schools in the city following a spate of on-campus rapes.
“He did not know that a rape case had been registered against him that morning. He walked straight into our trap,” said a police officer.
The child’s parents took her to a doctor after she complained of pain in her private parts on two consecutive days. Police are also contemplating action against the gynaecologist who confirmed the girl had been raped but did not alert them.
The 35-year-old school’s chairman went into hiding a few hours after the crime was reported on Thursday, while the BJP alleged the ruling Congress was trying to shield the institute management.
Police also said the school had not implemented safety measures prescribed by authorities.
The case emerged about ten days after a nursery student was allegedly sexually assaulted in another city school.
The same day, October 21, charges were framed in the Vibgyor International School incident from July where a six-year-old girl was gang-raped, triggering nationwide outrage.
(With agency inputs)