BENGALURU: The management of the pre-school where an over three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted, had provided accommodation on the school premises to the accused Manjunath, his wife and child.
On Tuesday morning parents gathered near the school at Bellandur and staged a protest demanding its closure and reimbursement of the fee. Many parents told Express that they had taken their children for medical examination. Some are even taking them for counselling.
The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has registered a suo motu case and sought report from investigators. VS Ugrappa, chairperson for expert committee on prevention of atrocities on women and children, who visited the school said that some more parents expressed similar experiences of their children with Manjunath. Ugrappa said, “Parents had then ignored the complaints but would now like to file a complaint.
I have directed police to receive individual complaints. Parents have two demands, one is arrest of principal which is already done and another is permanent closure of the school. Also, the police had not added sections 5 and 6 of POCSO Act in the first FIR and have added it now,” he said.
Though the school is functioning for the past eight years, it is not registered with the education department. The BEO said that they do not have any document related to the pre-school with the department.