DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A fortnight after the horrific murder of Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School Gurugram, a nine-year-old was molested in the toilet of a public school in Panipat. As per the girl the molester was one of the five sweepers of the school.
A relative of the girl said she told the parents that the man had tried to assault her sexually. He had also warned that if she discloses this to anyone then be ready for worse. When the school principal was informed about the molestation then they tried to hush up the matter by saying her parents not to lodge police complaint.
Ironically seven year old Pradyuman thakur’s throat was allegedly slit by a driver of the school bus after assaulting him sexually. Even police claimed that the driver has confessed his crime during interrogation.
As per the police, the teachers found the class IV student was crying so they called her parents. In prima facie evidence suggests that the someone tried to assault her sexually. Although allegedly accused person yet to identified.
We are trying ascertain it with the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school and also trying to establish the sequence with the help of CCTV.
Taking cognizance on the parents protest outside the school, an official of the state education department enquired the matter with the school Principal and staff too. He disclosed that the authorities are examining CCTV footage from the school and the department will take punitive action against the school if security lapse reveals.
Following on the spurt of sexual assaults on school students for the last few year, security of children during school stay has become prime concern of the parent. After murder of Pradyuman union government has started working on a plan for safety of student within school premise.
Ironically, CBSE has already ordered that schools teaching and non-teaching staffs, will have to undergo mandatory psychiatric tests and police verification. Although how CBSE would manage to enforce their 10000 schools staff for psychiatric test within stipulated time period.