NEW DELHI: HRD Minister Smriti Irani today expressed concern over the alleged rape of a six-year-old in a public school in Bangalore and her ministry has sought a report from Karnataka government about the incident.
The Secretary, School Education, R Bhattacharya also spoke to the Karnataka Chief Secretary in wake of the horrific incident that has triggered a massive outrage.
"The minister has expressed deep concern about the safety and security of children in the wake of the incident," said officials.
The minister also discussed with the Secretary strengthening of safety in schools, they added.
The six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped in a public school, triggering severe protests from outraged parents who stormed the institution demanding action against the guilty, suspecting involvement of the staffers.
"Karnataka has also been requested to send a detailed report as to how the school failed to honour the requirements of safety and security of children within the school, one of the critical responsibilities of the school management under the Right To Education Act," the official said.
The ministy is awaiting the details of the action taken by Karnataka government in this matter, the official said.