Bangalore: In a shocking incident a four-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a teacher at her school in North Bangalore on Tuesday.
The girl, an LKG student of ‘Orchids International School’ located near Jalahalli Cross, off Tumkur Road, was subjected to medical tests and later admitted to a private hospital in Yeshwantpur.
Acting on a complaint filed by her mother, North division police headed by DCP TR Suresh interrogated six male teachers in the night. Two were found on the school campus, and the others were summoned from home, police said. No arrests or detentions were made. The incident came to light when the girl’s mother noticed wounds on her private parts after she returned from school in the evening, and questioned her.
The child revealed she had been abused by a teacher. “Uncle did this to me,” she reportedly told her mother.
Police say they are questioning school staff and are waiting for a report on the child’s medical condition.
The incident comes three months after a six-year-old was raped by a staff member in another Bangalore school.
That led to street protests by parents and activists, with many accusing the school of not handling the allegations properly.
The school has eight campuses in Bangalore, besides branches in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. Police have registered a case against under Sections 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, and under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code for rape.