“I saw blood stains on her clothes and blood-laced water on the bathroom floor. I checked further to realise that she had been raped,” recounted the girl’s mother.
New Delhi : Two days after a seven-year-old boy’s throat was slit by a bus conductor of a Gurugram school for allegedly resisting the sexual assault, another case of a five-year-old girl being raped by a peon inside the premises of a private school in Shahdara in Delhi, has sent shock waves across the country.
The rape case took place on Saturday morning, but it came to the light on Saturday evening, following which the Delhi government has announced a magisterial probe into the case.
The inquiry will be headed by SDM Vivek Vihar, Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gehlot said.
The accused, Vikas Jaiswal (40), was arrested on Saturday night, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara, Nupur Prasad said.The accused took the girl to an empty classroom around noon on Saturday and raped her. He also threatened her of dire consequences if she informed anyone about it, the police said.
The five-year-old refused to have lunch with her father after returning from school. The usually bubbly child refused to utter a word, despite much cajoling by her parents, leading them to believe she had fever.It turned out she was looking for a chance to quietly slip into the bathroom.and was looking for a chance to wash the blood stains off her clothes.
“I saw my daughter frantically washing her clothes. This was a highly unusual behaviour, so I entered the bathroom to check. I saw blood stains on her clothes and blood-laced water on the bathroom floor. I checked further to realise that she had been raped,” recounted the girl’s mother.
The girl alleged that she was taken to the “store room” located in the school, where the accused Vikas locked the room from inside and allegedly raped her. When the school administration told the police that there was no store room in the school, the girl pointed out that it was the same room “where teachers would threaten to send the students if they misbehaved or did not complete their homeworks.”
The girl also stated that she informed one of the teachers who ignored her and told her she would ‘beat the uncle later ‘.
“Had the teacher acted, my daughter wouldn’t have been washing her own blood,” the girl’s father said.
She was taken to a hospital where medical examination confirmed sexual assault, they said, adding the victim has been sent for counselling.ccording to the police, the girl, during counselling, said she was assaulted by “a man wearing a cap” and also described his physical attributes.
On the basis of this description Vikas was nabbed, they said, adding it is being probed whether he had abused any other students in the past. So far he has got no criminal history, the police said. Following the incident, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said a protocol would be chalked out for all city schools to ensure safety of students.
According to the family the girl has been discharged from the hospital but is under stress and is emotionally disturbed .The girl’s mother demanded that the school should be shut down and family said “The accused has been arrested but we want the license of the school to be revoked.”
“Strict action should be taken against the management of the school and a case should be registered against them for negligence.”
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the school seeking details of Vikas’ appointment and whether his police verification was carried out.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal tweeted, “1st Praduman & now dis! Wat wil parents do if horrific crime occur in schools. DCW issuing notice to this school! R team’s assisting victim (sic)”.
Sources : Hindustan Times