Bengaluru, Sep 12 : A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a private school here and its security guards have been detained for questioning, police said today.
They said the girl returned home from school yesterday, complaining of “uneasiness and vomiting”.
Her parents rushed her to a private hospital where doctors confirmed that she was sexually assaulted, police added.
Deputy commissioner of police (North Bengaluru) Chetan Singh Rathore said medical tests had been conducted and a case under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered against unidentified person.
“The girl told her parents she was assaulted inside the school but CCTV footage available from 9.30 am onwards do not corroborate her statement.
No guards were seen near the girl… we are waiting for a formal medical report and to talk to the child,” said senior police officer Chethan Singh Rathor.
After questioning the school staff, the police has taken one security guard of the school for questioning. They said cases will also be filed against the school management if any negligence is found said the police.
The school, located in Dasarahalli area close to the city outskirts, has CCTV cameras and maintains all prescribed security norms.
Security of children at schools has become a matter of huge concern after a child was found murdered at a school in the Millennium City last week. Hundreds of parents have been holding protests in Mumbai and Gurgaon, near Delhi, outside the various branches of the school.
The incident comes close on the heels of the brutal killing of a seven-year-old boy in a private school in Gurugram in Haryana. Police are also probing if the boy was sexually assaulted before being killed. PTI GMS RA VS GVS (PTI)