Ghaziabad: 15-year-old lodges FIR against molesters after she missed two pre-board exam papers
The two boys belong to a different community and have been booked under IPC sections for outraging modesty of women, sexual harassment, assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to disrobeUpdated: Mar 03, 2017 13:51 IST
A 15-year-old class 10 student of a Ghaziabad school has lodged a police complaint against her classmate and his friend accusing them of molesting and threatening her and said they forced her to miss two papers in the pre-board examination.
The police have lodged an FIR against the two boys at the Sahibabad police station.
The girl, who hails from a locality under Sahibabad police station, also alleged that the boys were threatening her to change her religion. The two boys belong to a different community and have been booked under IPC sections for outraging modesty of women, sexual harassment, assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe, criminal intimidation and also under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
“They used to come on a motorbike and touch me while I was on my way to school and tuition classes. They threatened me and said I have to convert to their religion and stay with them. Initially, I did not tell my parents but when I told my friend, she told me to disclose the matter to my parents,” the girl said.
“This has been going on for the past one month and they also threatened to kill my parents if I disclosed anything to them. Out of fear, I decided not to move out and missed two pre-board exam papers — social studies and arts. After I told my parents, we went to the police and lodged an FIR,” she said.
The girl also approached the school authorities and complained against the one of the boys who is her classmate. The principal said they will take steps for her safety and security on the school premises.
“She should not fear and we will take up her complaint. There is no issue about her taking the exams. She did not give any such complaint to us before. We have noted the name and address of the student and we will take up the matter with his parents,” said Kuber Dutt Kaushik, principal of the school in Ghaziabad.
The police said they have started an investigation into the matter.
“There has been no arrest in the case so far. The matter is being investigated. The girl will be produced before a magistrate for her statements and further investigation will follow,” said Salmantaj Patil, superintendent of police (city).
First Published: Feb 27, 2017 21:46 IST