- Electrician allegedly gagged her, dragged her to water pump and raped her
- He was reportedly picked up from a line-up by the Class 2 student
- The child's family lives in slums near the school
A six-year-old was raped allegedly by an electrician at a government-run school in the heart of Delhi. The accused has been arrested, the police said. Her medical report confirmed rape. Four government officials, including the headmistress of the school have been suspended.
The Class 2 student was allegedly gagged by the electrician, who dragged her to a water pump in the school premises and raped her. The incident came to light when she narrated her ordeal to her parents after returning home on Thursday, police said.
Several parents protested outside the school. The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to the police and the school.
The accused man was reportedly picked up from a line-up by the little girl. "He was arrested from the school on Thursday after the victim identified him," Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma said.
The child's family lives in slums near the school. The 37-year-old electrician has been working in the school for around a month and is a permanent electrician employed with the Delhi civic body, police said.
"During investigation, it was found that after school hours, he took the girl to a pump house where he sexually assaulted her. He also threatened her not to report the crime to anyone," the officer said.
This is the latest in several child rapes reported from different states this year.
In one of the worst cases, an eight-year-old girl was kidnapped, drugged and gang-raped for days in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir before being killed in the first week of January.
This led to the introduction of the death sentence for the rape girls under the age of 12.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)