Another shocking incident: 8-year-old girl sexually assaulted by teacher
BANGALORE: In yet another shocking incident at a
school, an eight year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her 63
year-old teacher inside its premises near here. Both the teacher and the
principal have been arrested, a senior police official said.
The incident comes barely a month after alleged
gang-rape of a six-year old girl at a high-profile school here that evoked
The latest incident in Talaghattapura police limits
was reported to have taken place over a period of time with the teacher taking
the girl to a place on the first floor of the school and abusing her
physically, a senior police official said.
The teacher is a friend of the school Principal and
had started working post retirement, Ramanagara Superintendent of Police Anupam
Agarwal told PTI. Agarwal said that on getting to know about the incident,
parents approached the school today but the Principal refused to co-operate
after which they informed the police.
A case has been booked under Section 8 (Sexual
Assault) and 21 (relating to failure to report the offence) under the
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), he said.
In the Vibgyor High School incident, the six-year old
girl was allegedly gang raped on July 2, twelve days after which a complaint
was lodged with the police who have arrested two gymnastic instructors, besides
the school Founder-Chairman and skating instructor.
The incident that saw public erupt in anger on the
streets led to police issuing stringent guidelines to schools to ensure safety
of children and the government amending the Goonda Act to bring sexual offences
under its ambit.