BENGALURU: Three days after a toddler was sexually abused, her mother is determined to bring the school to book. “There is no way I will quit fighting if the management offers us a compromise. I will fight at any cost,” she told Express on Wednesday.
The three-year-old student of an Indiranagar school was allegedly molested by a security guard on Monday. Police took him into custody a day later.The mother said she had been cautious after watching news of such incidents on television. “I had told my children to stay away from strangers,” she disclosed. After the incident, no one from the management has looked up the child, or even called the family. “If they had any concern, they would have come,” she said.
On Wednesday evening, many from the family gathered at the hospital and offered prayers. “My children will not go back to the same school. I will make sure they study elsewhere,” she said.
When asked about CCTV footage in which the accused guard is not seen with the child, she said, “He has worked in the school for four years, as they claim. Won’t he know the blind spots?” She said the suggestion that the child had been influenced by her parents was “rubbish.” “The police brought photos of school employees and showed them to my two daughters. When the photo of the guard came up, my younger one nodded. Why would we target someone for no reason?” she said.
The girl is recovering well, by her reckoning. “The authorities must take stern action against schools that evade responsibility. I hope it does not happen to any other child,” she said.