Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Raping Six-Year-Old in Bangalore School

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Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Raping Six-Year-Old in Bangalore School

Protests outside a school in Bangalore where a child was sexually assaulted.


Bangalore:  A teacher in Bangalore has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old child in school this week, the fourth such case in the city since July.

The police say the teacher has confessed to the crime. The child, a student of Class 1, was allegedly assaulted twice, on Tuesday and Wednesday, said senior police officer Alok Kumar. "This person has been a teacher in the school for long," he told NDTV.

The child allegedly came home and complained of pain. She was taken to a doctor who reportedly confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted. A rape case was registered yesterday. The teacher was questioned on the child's mother's complaint.

"These cases are taking place particularly in private schools and we have issued circular to the management of the private school that they have to take care of this. We will take note of this and will act on this," Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said today.

A group of political activists today gathered outside the school and protested.

This case has emerged a week after a nursery student was allegedly sexually abused at another school in the IT city. The three-year-old child was allegedly attacked on October 21, last Tuesday. On the chief minister's orders, the police filed a criminal case against the school.

The same day, a charge-sheet was filed in the attack on a six-year-old girl at the Vibgyor International School in July - the first case that highlighted the grossly inadequate security in schools in Bangalore. The two gym instructors arrested in the case have been charged with gang-rape and destruction of evidence.

The police recently came up with a set of guidelines for child safety in schools - which included keeping CCTV cameras in schools and GPS in school buses. These rules were to be followed by August-end, but last month, nearly 200 schools were booked for not doing so.

The school involved in the latest incident has also not put in place safety measures, the police said.


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