DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A Class 10 student of a boarding school in Dehradun was allegedly gang-raped by her seniors last month and the staff tried to conceal the crime. Four students have been detained and five officials, including the principal, administrator and hostel caretaker have been arrested.
The girl, who lived in the hostel, reportedly revealed to her older sister that she was raped after she fell sick. It was found out later that she was pregnant.
The 16-year-old told her family that on August 14, a day before Independence Day, she was called to a store room for preps for an event and assaulted.
“It’s a month-old incident and has come to light only now. The school authorities were trying to suppress the matter,” Additional Director General of Police Ashok Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
School officials are accused of trying to terminate the girl’s pregnancy by giving her drinks mixed with drugs.
The girl reportedly named three to four Class 12 boys of the school.
The sisters stayed together in the school’s boarding facility. Their parents allegedly had frequent fights and rarely visited them.
Soon after the rape was revealed, the family went to the school with the police and child welfare officials. The police had the girl record her statement with a Sub-Divisional Magistrate.
Police are questioning the staff at the school and the boarding facility.
(With inputs from ANI)