Indian KG girl in Dubai raped by school bus driver, conductor

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Dubai, Jan 18 (PTI) In a shocking case, afour-year-old Indian girl was allegedly gangraped by threemen, all Indians, which included her school bus driver andconductor, here.

The child studying at the Modern High School wasallegedly raped on November 11 when the institutioncelebrated the Children''s Day, ''Gulf News'' reported, addingthe parents notified police on January 9.

Prosecutors in Dubai have started questioning thethree men accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-oldIndian schoolgirl and have referred them to PublicProsecution, Dubai''s Attorney General has said.

According to the police, all the suspects are Indians.

The bus driver was employed with the school and itstransportation service provider for 14 years, it said. Theconductor of the bus, among the three suspects arrested, waswith the school for seven years.

"Dubai Police referred the three suspects, whosexually [assaulted] the Indian girl on the bus while drivingher back home from school, to Dubai Public Prosecution onThursday afternoon.

Chief Prosecutor Sami Al Shamsi, Head of Bur DubaiProsecution, is supervising the investigation which is beingconducted by prosecutor Ahmad Al Attar," Essam Eisa AlHumaidan said in the statement released to the media.

"My daughter is scared and can''t sleep. She is scaredat night and doesn''t want to sleep. Our 4-year-old daughternever told us what had happened. The stains on her clothesmade me suspicious," the mother of the girl said.

"She only confided in us after we spoke to her basedon medical reports that confirmed that she was raped by threemen," the Indian homemaker, who hails from Delhi, said.

The girl has not gone back to school since the allegedincident.

"Our family was shattered beyond words when we foundout," the woman said.

The Consulate General of India in Dubai Sanjay Vermasaid that the consulate has received a number of phone callsfrom the community, who wanted to show solidarity with thefamily and to know the ways to avoid such incidents.

"It is shocking. There is anger and anxiety in thecommunity on this issue," he said.

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