Bengaluru: Four-year-old girl sexually assaulted in private school, security guard arrested

A four-year-old girl on Tuesday was reportedly sexually assaulted by a security guard at a private school in Bengaluru, media reports said.

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The incident took place in a private school in Dasarahalli near Peenya, reported Hindustan Times.

According to The News Minute, the girl, daughter of a cashier with a security firm, had fallen ill during the class and vomited. After her teacher cleaned her up, she went to the toilet along with her friends.

When her parents took her to MS Ramaiah Hospital by her parents, the doctors confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted. The girl also told her parents that a man in her school had misbehaved with her in the toilet by touching her private parts, The Deccan Herald reported.

A case has been registered in Bagalagunte police station.

"The victim’s mother had come to the school to pick her daughter and found the kid sick. She was then taken to a doctor. Following the victim's statements before the doctor, the mother was advised to inform the matter to the police," Bangalore Mirror quoted an officer who was part of the investigation as saying.

The police have arrested a 25-year-old security guard from the school in connection with the crime. He has been arrested under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO), reported DNA. The police is currently reviewing the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the school

The report quoted deputy commissioner of police (North division), Chethan Singh Rathor: "We are questioning him at the moment".

According to The News Minutethe girl's parents and other locals gathered outside the school late on Tuesday night for a protest. The police had to resort to a mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd.

This incident comes three days after a five-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a private school in Delhi. The police arrested the school peon in this case.

Most recently, in Gurugram, the murder of a seven-year-old boy in the toilet of his school sent shockwaves across the country. The police later arrested the bus conductor at the school, in connection with the case.

Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 12:43 PM

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