Rajasthan school girl allegedly raped by two cleaning staff members in Barmer; probe underway

Jaipur: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two members of the cleaning staff at a prominent government school in Barmer district of Rajasthan, police said on Saturday.

On the basis of complaint of sexual assault filed by the parents of the girl, a case has been registered against two sweepers of the school under IPC section 376(D) and sections of POCSO Act, Barmer SP Gagandeep Singla said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

He said that medical examination of the girl has been done but it was inconclusive. CCTV footage of the cameras at the school is being examined.

No arrest has been made so far and the matter is under investigation, he said.

The incident comes in the backdrop of heightened concern over the safety of children in schools in the wake of a spate of attacks, including the killing of a seven-year-old boy in a school in Gurugram, Haryana.

The latest incident occurred on Thursday in Barmer, which is nearly 530 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur.


Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 04:42 pm | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 04:42 pm