Just two days after the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy from Ryan International School in Gurugram, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a peon inside the premises of Tagore Public School on Saturday in Gandhi Nagar area of Shahdara, reported PTI.
The accused, Vikas (40), has been arrested, said Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an investigation into the case."Shameful. Won't be tolerated. Police doing its job. Ordered magsterial enquiry. Will develop protocol 4 all schools 2 ensure children safety (sic)," tweeted Mr Kejriwal.
The incident comes a day after a seven-year-old boy was killed allegedly by a bus conductor inside a toilet in Gurgaon's Ryan International School. The Class 2 child was murdered after the conductor allegedly tried to sexually assault the boy.
Vikas had been working in the school for the last three years. Previously he worked as a security guard there, the police said.
He took the girl inside an empty classroom around noon yesterday when he was walking on the corridors after handing over lunch boxes to teachers, the police said.
After raping the girl, he threatened her of dire consequences, they added.
"Her parents told police that she initially refused to speak to anyone when she returned home. Later, she broke down and told her parents what had happened,” an officer said.
The girl later complained of bleeding and pain in her private parts to her mother. She was taken to a hospital where her medical examination confirmed sexual assault, the police said.
Doctors at the hospital informed police that the girl is mentally distressed. Traumatised by the incident, the girl was sent for counselling.
According to the police, the child said during counselling that she was assaulted by "a man wearing a cap” and also described his physical attributes.
It was on the basis of this description that Vikas was nabbed, the police said.
"Police went to the school and gathered details about the accused. On the basis of the girl’s complaint, a case was registered under IPC Section 376 and relevant sections of the POCSO Act. Police are trying to ascertain if any other student was targeted in the past,” the officer said.