8-year-old raped in U.P. govt. school

first_imgAn eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped at a government primary school in Kakripur village of Baghpat on August 16 but the police did not take action for almost 12 days. Instead, the Station House Officer allegedly tried to negotiate a ‘compromise’ between the families of the victim and the perpetrators. On Tuesday, SP Pratap Gopendra Yadav attached SHO Naresh Kumar of Ramala police station to police lines and asked the CO to hold an inquiry into his role.Nawaz (name changed), uncle of the girl who studies in Class III, said that on August 16 she was playing on the school premises when three boys of Classes IV and V forcibly took her to the washroom and allegedly raped her. “She had reported the matter to her teacher but she asked her not to share it with anybody,” alleged Nawaz. The police said the boys were all siblings aged 10, 11 and 14. “The role of the eldest is being said to be the most heinous,” said SP Yadav.After a couple of days, Nawaz told The Hindu, when the girl’s mother noticed abscess in her private parts, her parents took her to a private doctor who said she had been raped. “We went to the Ramala police station where SHO Naresh Kumar put pressure on my brother to compromise with the boys’ family. The family has ties with influential people in the village panchayat. My brother was made to sign on a paper which said that the abscess was because of an allergy,” Nawaz further alleged.Victim hospitalisedMeanwhile, he added, the infection spread and the girl had to be admitted to the district hospital. “People started taunting us for taking money. We are poor people who work as labourers but we could not make eye contact with our daughter. We felt that the girl should get justice and approached the SP through the local media.”Mr. Yadav said he came to know about the case on Monday and took action by getting her medical examination done and getting a case registered under Sections 376 and 342 of the IPC.last_img

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