3-yr-old girl molested in Bengaluru school
| Updated On: 2017-02-21 04:52:32.0 | Location :
The incident came to light when the child complained of pain in her private parts to her mother on Friday and on further questioning, told her that Manju Bhaiya at the school had inserted his finger into her
A three-and-a half-year-old child was allegedly molested by a helper at a play school in a popular suburb in Bengaluru. The alleged offender was arrested on the basis of a complaint by the child's parents on Friday.
The incident came to light when the child complained of pain in her private parts to her mother on Friday and on further questioning, told her that Manju Bhaiya at the school had inserted his finger into her private parts, the parents alleged on Facebook.
The child’s parents filed a complaint on Friday, after which, Manjunath, a non-teaching staff at the school, was arrested by the police, The News Minute reported.
After the incident came to light, many other parents came forward saying that their children had been complaining about pain too, and complained of not wanting to go to the play school, the report quoted a person close to the victim's family as saying.
A case has been filed against Manjunath under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Marathahalli police are probing the incident.
The director of the play school, Veena, told reporters that Manjunath had been fired on Saturday. He had been working at the play school for eight years, and the principal claimed that a thorough background check had been conducted before he was hired.
She also said that the CCTV footage of the school had already been handed over to the police.
However, parents of the children in the school have camped outside the school saying that the principal defended Manjunath.
“The principal now wants to get him out on bail. She is saying that he did nothing wrong and that he is a trusted employee as he has been working at the play school for many years,” a parent said.
The school has 160 children and 35 teaching and non-teaching staff.