DAINIK NATION BUREAU
The CBSE has cancelled the affiliation of a leading private boarding school here after it allegedly kept under wraps the gangrape of a minor student for over a month.
The CBSE issued an order on Tuesday cancelling the affiliation of GRD World School, Bhauwala, for not giving a satisfactory reply to a show-cause notice served on it by the regional office of the board in the wake of the incident, Regional Officer CBSE, Dehradun, Ranvir Singh said.
The action follows a recommendation to this effect by the state government after the chief education officer visited the school premises following the incident and found it guilty of violating various norms, including non-installation of CCTV cameras and non-deployment of enough security staff on the campus, he said.
It is for the first time that such action has been taken against any educational institution in the state. Singh, however, said guardians of students already enrolled in the school have nothing to fear as they will be taken care of by the CBSE. As per the order, there will be no fresh admissions in class IX-XII at GRD World School.
Nine people, including four students and five officials including its director and principal, have already been apprehended in connection with the case. The incident had happened on August 14 and revealed on September 16 despite school officials awareness.
The girl’s sister, first shared her ordeal with her. The elder sister informed the school authorities who instead of approaching the police allegedly tried to hush it up by threatening to throw the two sisters out of the school if they disclosed it to anyone. Keeping mum for some time, the elder sister, however, confided it to a relative who approached the police.