Bangalore: A criminal case has been filed against a school in Bangalore where a three-year-old nursery student was sexually assaulted on Tuesday. An attendant has also been detained, the police said.
The attendant, believed to be 45, is being questioned but hasn’t been arrested yet. He had allegedly been missing till now.
The police say the school has been booked for running classes beyond the sanctioned limit; it reportedly had a licence to run only classes 1 to 6. The school is allegedly running the nursery section illegally and has been asked to explain.
There have been angry protests in Bangalore since the case surfaced on Tuesday, the third instance of sexual assault in a school in four months.
The child’s mother says she found her daughter crying when she went to pick her up from the school on Tuesday.
According to the police complaint filed by her father, the child “had signs of fever and complained to her mother that she was physically abused by someone she did not know or recognize.”
The police registered a case of rape on the father’s complaint. “We have registered a criminal case late Tuesday on a complaint by the victim’s father that his young daughter was sexually abused in the Orchid International School premises,” said Police Inspector TC Venkatesh on Wednesday. “We are checking the footage of CCTV cameras and questioning the staff and faculty,” he added.
Three months ago, Bangalore witnessed large street protests after a six-year-old child was raped at her school; two gym instructors were arrested.
Nearly 200 schools in the IT city were booked for not having safety measures in place.