Fear of Rape made these girls sacrifice school and studies

Fear of Rape made these girls sacrifice school and studies

May 8: Parents of at least 38 girls have stopped sending them to a school in a neighbouring village, where a student was allegedly raped last month.

The panchayat of Suma Khera village, which said they were forced to send their children to the neighbouring village as the village had only a primary school, has asked for its upgradation

Deputy Commissioner of Rewari Yash Garg said the, families have stopped sending them to the government school in neighbouring Lala village, where a student was allegedly raped on April 18.

After the incident, parents got the names of their girls, studying in Classes IX and XII, deleted from the school’s rolls and demanded upgradation of the primamry school.

Mr Garg said that the panchayat on Friday decided to launch an indefinite dharna if the state government failed to upgrade the primary school in Suma Khera.

He added that they have also arranged teachers in Suma Khera so that the girls’ could continue with their studies

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told reporters he was hopeful of people of both villages reaching a settlement and offered to upgrade the primary school in Suma Khera to Class VIII.

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