Delhi: Class two student raped by electrician in NDMC school

The incident came to light when the girl narrated her ordeal to her parents after returning from school on Thursday.

Published: 10th August 2018 11:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2018 09:19 PM   |  A+A-

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Parents of children studying in NP Girls Senior Secondary School protesting against the school authorities on Friday. ( Photo | Parveen Negi/ EPS)

By Express News Service

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.

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  • Hiralal

    Kejriwal was in the forefront of exploiting politically the rape of minors but when it comes to his State it is possibly the worst offender. Rape is not a political issue but a moral issue that should be troubling every sane person in the society. Social and moral scientists have failed miserably to guide the society. Religious heads are giving long sermons in temples, mosques and Churches but in real sense they lost the connect with their herds.
    4 months ago reply
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