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Seven-year-old molested in Rohini school

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A seven-year-old girl was molested allegedly by a lab assistant at a school in Rohini here.

According to the police, the accused, identified as Harender (40), was arrested on Thursday. He had allegedly been molesting the girl for the past few months.

The victim is a student of Class III at a school in Sector 3. The police said she had not been going to school for the past few weeks and was making excuses.

“The girl recently narrated her ordeal to her mother after which they approached the school authorities on Thursday to report the incident. The accused, Harender, was immediately suspended,” said a police officer.

The authorities informed the South Rohini police station and the accused was arrested from the school. “He was produced before a court and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody,” said the officer.

Harender had allegedly molested the girl at least four times in the past few months, according to the police. “We are also trying to investigate if the accused had molested other students,” another senior police officer said, adding that the victim was being counselled by an NGO in the presence of her mother.

The police are also examining the CCTV footage of the school to gather evidence. Harender has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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