Shame: After Bengaluru, now in Mumbai; 6-year-old boy molested inside school, Principal arrested

Mumbai, Sept 14: A school principal in Mumbai has been arrested by police as the principal has been accused of molesting a 6-year-old student inside the school premise.

The incident took place in St Xaviers School in East Andheri on Aug 31. The accused has been identified as Rosario Alphonso.

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Though the incident reportedly took place on Aug 31, the boy reportedly told his mother about the shocking incident on Sept 4.

The 6-year-old reportedly told his mother that his school principal allegedly touched his private parts when he had gone to washroom on Aug 31.

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Victim's parents had tried to contact the principal several times but failed. Police sources later was quoted as saying, "The mother said the boy had gone to the toilet during the lunch break when Alphonso came there and inappropriately touched him."

Police arrested the principal. Cops were quoted as saying, "We have arrested Alphonso and booked him under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He was produced before the local court."

The school was shut for 2-3 days to avoid any kind of protest inside school premises. However, after the arrest of the accused, victim's parents and relatives vandalised property of the school.

Meanwhile, school authorities issued a notice which read, "Alphonso has been suspended. There is zero tolerance policy for any conduct of this nature. We are fully cooperating with the police. We are also installing CCTV cameras in the school premises."

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Earlier similar kind of incidents were reported in Bengaluru where school kids were sexually assaulted inside school premises. Despite several notices, most of the school authorities across the country are yet to install CCTV cameras. Parents now are scared to send their kids to schools.

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