Orchids Case: Attender in Police Custody

Published: 27th October 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE : The attender at Orchids School, arrested for raping a three-year-old girl, has been remanded in police custody.

Although Gundappa (45) denied allegations of rape, claiming that he has not even seen the girl, she identified him from a series of pictures shown to her. He will be in police custody till Friday. During this time, the police will try to establish where he was at the time of the incident and try to rebuild the crime scene.

Meanwhile, the police will also collect other evidence to make the case stronger. 

While investigating the case, the police have been taking various steps to ensure that the victim is not further traumatised.

Following the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a lady officer has been appointed to investigate the case.

Sarah Fathima, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Malleswaram, who investigated the case, was never in uniform when she met the girl. Steps were also taken to ensure that the girl built a rapport with police officers. The assistance of counsellors from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences was also taken to provide counselling and support to the victim.

CCB Yet to Receive School File

The case concerning discrepancies by the school management has been handed over to the Central Crime Branch (CCB). 

However, the CCB is yet to begin investigation as the file on the school is yet to reach them, said police officials.

Police had arrested Chairman of Gautham Education Trust — which runs Orchids School —  K R K Reddy and summoned his wife, son and daughter-in-law who are the  president, vice-president and joint secretary of the trust, respectively.

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