Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and brutally assaulted by the warden of a private school in Kandivali East where she was studying, officials said on Monday.
The incident happened on February 2, but her terrified parents were reluctant to file a police report.
Finally, her mother approached the Samata Nagar police station on Monday and filed a complaint, which was registered under the POCSO Act and other sections of various laws.
Earlier, in a preventive action, the police had arrested the accused watchman on Saturday afternoon after receiving an alert about the incident, even as the girl was admitted to the hospital.
According to the preliminary investigation, the accused watchman lured the minor to the toilet on the pretext of giving her a chocolate and then committed the heinous crime before fleeing the scene.
After the family filed a complaint on Monday evening, even the teacher and principal of the school were added as accused in the case. They are likely to be arrested on Tuesday.
As news of the minor girl’s horror spread, angry parents and locals staged a noisy protest outside the school building on Monday.