BENGALURU: Indiranagar police on Thursday arrested two officials of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a guard.
P Harishekaran, Additional Commissioner of Police (East), told Express that Anil, the school’s chairman-cum-secretary and Shirley, the principal, were arrested on charges of negligence and not following the guidelines issued by the police and the Education Department on safety of schoolchildren.
“We have booked both of them under the provisions of Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and Section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code,” he said.
Express is not revealing the full name of the accused to protect the school’s identity.
The case of molestation was reported on Monday. The girl is said to have been molested on the school premises.
On Wednesday, a government panel on preventing sexual violence against women and children visited the school and said the management had not verified the background of the guard and had hired him based on a reference — a blatant violation of the guidelines issued by the police in July last year.
Row in hospital Over Discharging Child
The hospital where the girl was admitted allegedly wanted to discharge her on Thursday against her parents’ wish. It is said to have forced them to sign the discharge papers, but relented later with the intervention of Kripa Alva, chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for protection of Child Rights. The hospital said the child is healthy now, but will remain admitted till Saturday.