BANGALORE: The city police have arrested skating instructor Mustafa alias Munna (30) of Vibgyor High school for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl on July 2 on the school premises.
Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar said laptops and mobile phones confiscated from the accused were filled with videos of children in their school uniforms being raped. The videos were downloaded from the internet.
Mustafa was arrested based on various clues and circumstantial evidence, the police chief said. He has been booked under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act, Auradkar added.
Mustafa has not confessed to the crime, but based on the complaint by the child’s parents and interrogation of some suspects, police believe he was involved. Mustafa will be produced before a court soon and police will seek his custody for further investigation, Auradkar said.
“We believe he is a paedophile. We have learnt that the accused was thrown out of his earlier job in a school in Whitefield after they received similar complaints. However, there were no written complaints and we are still investigating his antecedents,” he said.
According to the police, Mustafa even showed the downloaded videos, found on his laptop and phone, to some of the children in the school before he abused them.
Police sources also said there were similar complaints against him at Vibgyor High.
Police sources also said there were similar complaints against him at Vibgyor High, but they were never reported to the police as the school was concerned about its reputation.
Two weeks after the incident, the parents filed a complaint with Varthur police as the child complained of pain in her private parts.
Protests erupted in the city and other parts of the state after the incident came to light.
Details of Mustafa
Mustafa is originally from Bihar, but has been living in the city for the last 20 years. He is married and has a five-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Mustafa did his Bachelor of Physical Education course in Raichur.
He joined Vibgyor High in 2011 on a monthly salary of `18,000.
He had purchased three high-end laptops and four mobile phones.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating how he got the money to purchase these items.
They suspect more people were involved in the act, but did not reveal any of the details as the investigation is still on.
No end to HORROR
Kolar/Tumkur/Bidar/Hassan: In Kolar, a 35-year-old man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl. The accused, Reddiyappa, is reportedly related to the girl. In another incident, a minor boy allegedly molested a minor girl. The boy has been sent to a remand home. In Tumkur, a minor girl was allegedly raped by one of her relatives at Tippuruhatti in Gubbi taluk. Police said the girl was molested for several months by the accused. The girl conceived, but not before the accused tried to convince her to get the baby aborted. In Bidar, a college student was allegedly raped in a sugarcane field at Mallik Mirzapur village. A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by her cousins in Vijapura village of Arkalgud takuk in Hassan. P
History of Abusing Children
A senior police officer said Mustafa had a history of abusing children and they are not ruling out him abusing his daughter as well.
“We are consulting his family. His father worked as a cab driver, while his mother was a domestic help. Football, skating and gymnastics were his subjects while he was doing his Bachelors in Physical Education course in Raichur,” the officer said.
Spurt in CRIMES
Bangalore: Sexual crimes against schoolchildren have seen an unprecedented spurt in recent times. As of June, the number of such reported cases has almost doubled when compared to last year’s figures. According to Bangalore City Police, the number of sexual crimes against children categorised under the crime head of ‘rape’ was 47 in 2011, 38 in 2012 and 34 last year. Elopement includes sexual exploitation of children promising love or marriage, officials have said. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Pranab Mohanty told Express that a majority of crimes committed on children fall in the category of sexual exploitation. However, Mohanty claimed crimes against women and children in Bangalore are decreasing.