Bengaluru, August 4: In the first of its kind incident this year, a 3-year old girl was allegedly raped in her school premises in Indiranagar. Police assured that they are investigating, based on parents' information.
The child was taken to Bowring hospital when she complained of abdomen pain to her parents who had come to pick her up.
They found bruises in her private parts. A Bowring doctor said, "The parents brought the child to the hospital around 5pm. They were accompanied by a woman police officer. When they picked up the child from school around 12.30pm, she was crying and complaining of abdomen pain. The parents found bruises on her private parts. Tests are still going on."
A student of pre-nursery, the child's father works with a restaurant. The family resides in East Bengaluru.
DCP (East) N Satish Kumar said,"We received a complaint from the family of a three-year-old child alleging sexual assault. We are verifying the details. The parents said the child is crying 'Uncle, school' to all their queries. The time of incident is not clear. Medical tests have been conducted and results are awaited. We can't say anything more as the matter is under investigation."
Meanwhile school authorities said that none of the CCTV cameras in the school show any incident of sexual assault.
But police officers are questioning the staff and have booked a case under various sections of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, and the IPC's Section 376 (rape).
After last year's spate of child sexual assault in schools, the government has directed some very strict regulations in school premises. Some of the norms include CCTV coverage of campuses, GPS tracking of buses, background checks on staffers and attendants.