Woman teacher accused of sexually assaulting girl

Published - November 23, 2014 01:23 am IST - Bengaluru

A woman teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in a school on Dinnur Main Road in R.T. Nagar.

The incident came to light on Friday after the girl reported the matter to her parents, who took her to a local doctor before filing a police complaint. Following the complaint, the police booked a case under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. “We have questioned the accused and are waiting for the medical reports for further procedure,” he said.

The police counselled the girl, who repeatedly confirmed the act by the teacher. “We are waiting for the child to identify the teacher,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) P. Harishekharan said.

The incident occurred between 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Friday, a senior police officer said. .

Education Department officials said that the complaint was not clear and said they were not sure if it was a case of sexual assault.

Block Education Officer North-3 Ramesh, who visited the school on Saturday, could not meet the girl’s parents.

Mr. Ramesh, however, said the school had complied with most of the safety norms and the class in which the girl was studying had only woman teachers.

Commissioner for Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin said the school was conducting classes one to 10 apart from pre-primary classes. The school had not obtained permission for pre-primary classes, he said. “We will serve a show-cause notice to the school in this regard,” he said.

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