The sexual assault on a four-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has been confirmed by doctors, as police on Wednesday intensified the probe into the horrific incident which evoked protest from parents.
The school staff were questioned and the CCTV footage was being examined by the police, as outraged parents thronged the campus of Orchid International School demanding answers from its authorities on the incident.
“The doctors (at a private hospital where the girl was taken for treatment yesterday) confirmed there was a slight bruise of a very small dimension, amounting to sexual assault,” Bangalore Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi told reporters in Bangalore.
Mr. Reddi said, “There is the statement of the child and the injury and the circumstances. At this point of time, there is no other possibility. It looks like a sexual assault.”
A criminal case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and IPC section 376 (rape) on a complaint from the father of the child, he said.
This is the third incident of a minor girl student being allegedly sexually assaulted on school campus in Bangalore in the last four months.
Mr. Reddi said the girl was crying when her mother picked her up from the school at Jalahalli on Tuesday noon and she was not behaving normal and had symptoms of fever.
While the girl initially told her mother that someone beat her up, she later said she was sexually assaulted, police said.
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