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4-year old raped by a classmate, accused booked

The currently circulating crime news is the case of the 4-year old rapist, who sexually abused his classmate. Here are the details of the case.

A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused at a school in Dwarka. Delhi Police has booked a four-year-old boy for ‘raping’ his classmate, the same age, in a reputed school in Dwarka. 

The alleged incident took place last Friday. According to the FIR registered by the police, the girl’s mother said that her daughter had gone to school last Friday and complained of pain in her private parts when she returned home.

“Since she was complaining of it at sporadic intervals, I initially ignored it as one of her tantrums. It worsened on Saturday, and at night she started crying profusely narrating the shocking incident in school on Friday during school hours. She told me that a boy in her class had abused her. She said she tried pushing him away but to no avail. There was no didi or aaya around,” read her statement.

“It took long to fix the hook of her pant and by then all children had left the school. She narrated the incident to my husband over the phone at 11.57pm on Saturday. It was a restless night for both of us. She kept repeating the same sequence of events and cried inconsolably. At night, I sent a message to her teacher informing her of the incident. In the morning, I asked her school teacher and coordinator about it. They feigned ignorance in their attempt to dilly-dally,” the mother said.

The girl’s mother has alleged that the school management did not take the matter seriously and neither acted on the parents’ complaint. As a result, the parents of the four-year-old girl approached the police and registered a complaint with them. She added that the boy used his finger and a sharpened pencil to assault her daughter sexually. She alleged that the assault has resulted in wounds in her daughter’s private parts. 

POLICE BOOK ACCUSED UNDER POCSO

Deependra Pathak, Delhi Police’s chief spokesperson confirmed the incident and told India Today that a case has been registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the four-year-old victim’s family approached the local police. The police have roped in the Child Welfare Committee to counsel the child. The school administration has been asked to join the investigation.

“In such cases, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) provides children below seven years of age certain protections against prosecutions. We are taking help from legal experts examining those provisions even as we are handling the matter with utmost sensitivity,” Pathak said.

In her statement to police, the victim’s mother said that her daughter complained of pain in her lower abdomen after returning from school on Friday. Since she kept complaining sporadically, the mother ignored it thinking it was “one of her tantrums”.

According to the four-year-old girl, a boy from her class unbuttoned her pants and used his fingers to assault her.

FAMILY CRIES NEGLIGENCE BY SCHOOL

As per the FIR lodged by the victim’s mother, she complained to the school authorities about the incident the same night through text messages. The next day, she again tried to speak with the authorities but received no cooperation from them. She was asked to file a written complaint only on Monday.

With her daughter incessantly complaining of pain and discomfort, she rushed her to a hospital for treatment. A medico-legal case was first made at the hospital and then a police case was registered.

The mother alleged that there was neither a teacher nor a help present in the classroom or in the washroom when the alleged assault happened.

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