Bangalore school rape: Office assistant, 45, arrested
BANGALORE: The Bangalore police on Saturday arrested a
45-year-old office assistant at an international school in connection with a
sexual assault on a four-year-old pre-nursery student. The accused has been
identified as Gundappa Munivenkatappa, 45, of AK Colony in Jalahalli North Bangalore.
The arrest was made on the basis of medical evidence,
statements by the child, and a confession by the suspect, police commissioner MN
“The case is still under investigation and we can’t
disclose more details. We have recorded the confession statement of the accused
person before the concerned magistrate under the provisions of section 164 of
the Criminal Procedure Code,” Reddi said.
The commissioner said the case proved a tough one to
crack because the victim was a four-year-old and obtaining her statements were
Reddi said that the school did not have clearances
from the education department for imparting education. The police have
registered a separate case about the school functioning without permits.