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4-year-old child raped by school principal’s driver in Hyderabad

Reported by, Vikram

In Hyderabad, a school principal’s driver was arrested on suspicion of raping a four-year-old kindergarten student at a private school in Banjara Hills. The child, a BSD DAV Public School student, had allegedly been sexually assaulted over the previous two months, according to her parents’ police statement. According to Banjara Hills Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar, the accused, Madhavi’s school principal’s driver named Rajani Kumar, would frequently take care of the classroom and play cartoons for the kindergarteners.

According to the SI, the child was raped in the digital classroom. The accused was in charge of the digital equipment in the classroom, and he allegedly raped a student while no one was looking.
On Tuesday, October 18, several parents led protests against the school administration. The child’s parents were seen earlier in the day physically assaulting the driver and verbally abusing the principal. After police received information about the commotion and arrived at the school, a case was filed against Rajani Kumar based on a complaint from the child’s parents. In the First Information Report (FIR), the police also named the school principal for negligence.

The mother told the media that her child told her that the principal took her to the digital classroom alone. “I thought her behaviour was strange for two months.

She was in a disturbed state of mind and complained of pain and crying a lot. “She didn’t say anything clearly before, but now she’s opened up about it,” the mother explained.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody, while the victim was taken to a hospital for a medical examination before being returned to her parents.

The case has been registered under Section 376AB (punishment for rape on a woman under the age of twelve) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault) read with 5(m) (whoever commits penetrative sexual assault on a child under the age of twelve) of the POCSO Act, according to Banjara Hills Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) M Sudarshan. According to a police statement, Section 21 of the POCSO Act (punishment for failure to report or record a case) has also been added.

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