Boy sodomised: Africans stage demonstration in front of Greater Noida school
The African nationals expressed their concern about the safety of their children who study in the same school.Updated: Oct 27, 2017 21:07 IST
A group of African nationals on Friday staged a brief protest in front of the school in Greater Noida where an 11-year-old student of class 6 was allegedly sodomised by a school staffer for over four years.
The case came to the fore this week after the boy narrated his ordeal at the school to his mother. A case has been registered and the accused, 35-year-old Ashok Mishra, a member of the school’s administrative staff, was held on Tuesday.
After the demonstration, the group held a meeting with the school’s principal in the presence of police officers on Friday afternoon. The African nationals expressed their concern about the safety of their children who study in the same school.
One of the demonstrators, who was present at the meeting, said, “The boy was victimised for four years continuously and the school authorities failed to check such an act on the school premises. The CCTV cameras installed in the school are not enough to ensure children’s safety.”
“Three or four children of African community living in Greater Noida attend the same school. After this incident came to light, the other parents are concerned about the safety of their children,” said Suniti, superintendent of police (rural).
The school’s principal assured the agitating members a safe environment for their children and promised to step up security measures on the school premises.
Some of the protesters also demanded the inclusion of the names of the principal and the head of school administration in the FIR.
Suniti, said, “We had arrested the accused the day the matter was reported to us. His questioning and subsequent investigation will take its due course. If we find any misconduct on the part of anyone from the school besides the main accused, we will act accordingly.”
First Published: Oct 27, 2017 21:07 IST