Bangalore: In yet another shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a private school here in the fourth such case in as many months. Parents of the victim along with some other people staged protest outside the school Friday morning demanding action against school administration.
It is being learnt that 37-year-old accused JaiShankar, is Hindi teacher in private school of East-Bangalore, has been detained by police and has confessed the crime.
Reacting to recent rape incidents in school premises, Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah opined that as students are being sexually assaulted in school, it is the duty of the institution to take care and prevent such incidents.
The girl, studying in the first standard, was allegedly sexually assaulted twice on October 28 and 29, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Alok Kumar said reporters here.
Kumar said prima facie the incident took place in the school, which has already been booked for not complying with safety guidelines issued by police to ensure safety of children. The girl’s mother lodged a complaint in the Jeevanbeema Nagar police station Thursday evening, he said.
The 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. Recurring sexual assaults on minor girls have evoked public outrage and raised questions about safety in schools and their compliance with safety guidelines issued by police.
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 protests.