Bangalore: 7-year-old raped at home, not school

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Bangalore, July 30: A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl at her home at Sunkadakatte near Magadi Road area of the city. The man, identified as Srinivas, targetted the minor when she was alone at her house. The incident took place on July 27.

It was said that the girl's mother, who works in a school, was not at her home when the accused, son of the maid who worked at their house, committed the crime. She later lodged a complaint at Kamakshipalya Police Station.

Although national news channels showed it to be a another case of rape in a school, sources in the concerned school told Oneindia that it had nothing to do with the school and took place at the victim's house.

Protests erupted in Bangalore earlier this month after a six-year-old student was raped by staff members of her school in the institute premises. The protests even saw the police commissioner of the city being replaced.

The state government issued security mandates for all the schools in the state, ensuring that such cases are not repeated.

What the school could have done to check the false spread of news that could have harmed its reputation

The school authorities should have posted the version of the news, which had been projected in most news channels, in social media sites to clear the air. The representative of the school who spoke to Oneindia said they had called up all channels to correct the news. The effort could have been reduced by half had there been a message in the social media. After all, a school can't afford to put its reputation at stake.

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