NEW DELHI: An electrician was arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at a government-run school in central Delhi, officials said on Friday.
The minor, a Class 2 student at a North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run primary school, was sexually assaulted inside the pump house in the school premises on Wednesday. When the girl returned home, her mother found her bleeding. Later, she alerted her husband. The parents took her to a hospital, where medical examination confirmed rape.
Subsequently, a case under relevant sections of the IPC and the Pocso Act was lodged and the minor taken to a counsellor, who found that the accused wore a red colour T-shirt.
Ram Ashray, 37, was arrested on Thursday after the police questioned the school staff and the girl identified him, the police said. "He was working in the school since last two months. The investigation is underway and the accused is being interrogated. The spot where the incident took place had no CCTV camera," DCP, New Delhi, Madhur Verma said.
The accused was produced before to Delhi court, which sent him to judicial custody. On Friday afternoon, angry parents protested outside the school before breaking open the school gates.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia said he has sought a report from the NDMC chairman. "This is the why the Delhi government wants CCTV cameras be installed in government schools."
Meanwhile, the NDMC has suspended four of its employees from education and electricity departments working at the school. The civic body also terminated the contract of the junior engineer under whom the accused was working.
Additionally, the Delhi Commission for Women took suo-moto cognizance of the incident and ordered detailed reports from the school principal and the local SHO.