DCW issues notice to police over alleged sexual assault on six-year-old girl in school bus

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 Delhi Commission for Women on Saturday issued notice to Delhi Police over an alleged sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl in a school bus in Begumpur here.

The Commission has sought the copy of FIR along with details of arrest made in the matter. It has also asked whether an FIR has been registered against the Chairman, School Manager, Principal, Vice Principal and other school authorities under POCSO Act for not reporting the matter to police and revealing the identity of the child.

The Commission has asked the police to produce an action taken report in the matter by September 5, DCW said in a statement.

According to the DCW, the mother of the girl informed that on August 23, when school bus dropped her daughter at the society’s gate, she found that her daughter’s bag was wet due to urine. She alleged that on enquiry, the girl informed that a student studying in a senior class has been molesting her in the school bus.

Victim’s mother said that she along with her husband went to the school on August 24, and informed about the incident to the principal and vice principal of the school. She alleged that on August 25, the school chairman called them and asked to withdraw the complaint.

The victim’s mother also alleged that the school chairman revealed the identity of the child among their society people.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “We have received a shocking case of sexual assault with a 6-year-old girl by a senior boy. The accused should be dealt with strictly. Action should be taken against the school authorities for trying to suppress the matter.”

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