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UP: Deaf, mute girl sexually assaulted in school

A hearing and speech impaired minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at her school in Kanpur’s Rail Bazar police station area.

lucknow Updated: Aug 13, 2018 13:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UP,Uttar Pradesh,Sexually assaulted
The girl is a student of a special school for deaf and mute children run by a non-government organisation.(Representative image)

A hearing and speech impaired minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at her school in Kanpur’s Rail Bazar police station area, police said.

The girl is a student of a special school for deaf and mute children run by a non-government organisation (NGO).

The girl’s mother informed the police that she came to know about the incident when her daughter refused to go to the school on Saturday.

“Through actions, she informed us that she had been sexually assaulted at her school,” she said and added that she approached the police after the school authorities did not help her in identifying the accused.

Station house officer, Rail Bazar, Manoj Raghuvanshi said it was not clear if the girl was sexually assaulted at the school or some other place as she was unable to speak.

“The girl will be taken to school on Monday to identify the accused. The girl has been sent for medical examination,” he said.

The police have registered a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and are investigating the matter.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 13:32 IST