Teacher arrested for sexual assault of 6-year-old Bangalore girl
BANGALORE: A teacher was arrested on Friday for
alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old girl twice at a school here, as the
fourth such incident in as many months sparked public outrage and protests by
The teacher, detained for questioning, was arrested
after he admitted to the crime, a senior police officials said as the action
came a day after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint about the incident
which occurred on October 28 and 29.
“We had received a complaint that an individual named
Jayashankar, who is Hindi teacher in the school has committed the crime. On the
basis of this, we have arrested him. During the interrogation in his
confessional statement he has admitted to it,” City Police Commissioner MN
Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Alok
Kumar said “...he has been with school for a long time.....he has admitted to
his crime.” Police have booked a case under Sections 376 of IPC and 5 and 6 of
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.
Sec 376 of IPC relates to rape and Sections 4 and 6 of
POCSO Act to punishment for penetrative sexual assault and punishment for
aggravated penetrative sexual assault, respectively.
Parents gathered at the school premises demanding
answer from authorities of the school which according to police officials
flouted safety norms and demanded police handover the accused to them.
Questioned about the recurring incidents of sexual
assaults on minor girls in schools, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said,
"These rapes are happening within the premises of the school, particularly
in private schools. The management of private schools have to take care of all
these things. We have already issued circulars to managements...."
Home Minister KJ George said “....there are so many
schools; these things are happening within the school. Police can't go and
stand there. Even after all our efforts we are not able to stop it, because
these acts are being committed by the school staff within the school
The latest incident comes just five days after an
office assistant in a school here was arrested for sexual assault of a
three-and-a-half-year girl studying in nursery.
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly sexually
assaulted by her 63-year-old teacher inside her school premises over a period
of time. The offence came to light in early August, barely a month after the
rape of a six-year-old girl at ‘Vibgyor High’ school here which led to street