HYDERABAD: Mystery shrouds the incident where an unidentified intruder reportedly barged into a school hostel and made the girls strip at gunpoint on Thursday night.
While the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken a suo motu notice and issued notice to collector and DCP, police said the intruder entered the government social welfare hostel for girls at Hayatnagar by leaping over the wall.
The SCPCR after visiting the hostel directed the ACP for bandobust and ordered for submission of an inquiry report by September 21.
According to police, the intruder threatened a 9-year old girl of dire consequences if she spoke about the murder of her uncle. The watch-woman said she did not see anyone enter the hostel while the warden does not stay overnight at the hostel.
The hostel meant for underprivileged students houses 70 girls studying in class 1 to 10. Based on a complaint from the warden, the Hayatnagar police registered a case against the unknown intruder on charges of criminal intimidation and house-trespass under Sections 506 and 448 of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, the girl told police that an unknown person, came up to her in the room and threatened to kill her.
“She claims that her uncle was recently murdered, and that her aunt was also involved in the crime. According to her, as she and her mother were witness to the crime, she has been threatened,” B Bhaskar, ACP, Vanasthalipuram, said.
Suresh Reddy, joint director, social welfare hostels, Rangareddy, said “some girls saw one person inside the hostel but he managed to escape. He was not carrying any weapon,’’ he said.
When asked about reports that the man misbehaved with the girl, the official denied it. Further investigations are in progress, police said.