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DAV School Fails to Reveal Details of Minor Offender

Published: 26th November 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A day after a criminal case was registered against an unidentified high school boy on charges of voyeurism, DAV Public School management has failed to divulge any details of the offender or the victim.

The school management, which was hesitant to lodge a police complaint and wanted to deal with the matter internally as the parents of the victim too refused to approach police, on Monday night had submitted a ‘vague petition’ to Neredmet police. DCP Malkajgiri Rama Rajeshwari when contacted, said, “We received a very vague petition. Neither the details of the offender nor of the victim, or crime is clearly mentioned.” It was on November 17, when a high school boy allegedly entered a girls’ washroom and filmed objectionable video of a class 2 girl student and allegedly shared it among friends.

On Monday night, police had registered a case of voyeurism against an unidentified boy under section 354 (C) of Criminal Law Amendment Act, commonly known as Nirbhaya Act based on a complaint from the school principal. “We are yet to receive any documentary evidence on the follow up taken by the school in terms of counselling and correctional measures etc. Also, they do not have any CCTV footage backup,” the DCP said.

The preliminary investigation had suggested that a boy wearing full-pants entered the girls washroom and chopped the class 2 girl’s hair and escaped. Police suspect that something more had happened in between.

The state commission for protection of child rights on Wednesday took a suo motu case and issued notices to DCP, Malkajgiri and DEO, Ranga Reddy to inquire into the matter and submit a report on the incident.

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