Now, minor girl in Bengaluru accuses dance teacher of sexual assault

A four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted allegedly by her summer camp dance teacher in Bengaluru, according to The New Indian Express. Cops have arrested the 22-year-old dance teacher who, according to the complaint, repeatedly assaulted the minor girl in several areas of a private school.

The incident came to light when her father noticed her bruises and the girl stated that her dance teacher had inflicted them, reported Bangalore Mirror. Her parents took her to a private hospital because she revealed that she was in pain. They later took her to the Baptist Hospital in Hebbal. Realising the seriousness of the incident, doctors alerted the police. Samples have been sent to a forensic laboratory, the victim’s father told Bangalore Mirror.

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The Bengaluru incident is the latest in a series of incidents this week being reported from across the country where dance instructors are assaulting minor girls.

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her dance teacher in a school in Kanpur’s Naubasta area, police said on Wednesday.

According to the complaint filed by the victim's father, one Kishan Singh Rathore sexually assaulted the minor on Tuesday after calling her to his room on the pretext of teaching dance, they said.

An FIR was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 following the complaint and the erring teacher has been arrested, police said, adding, the victim is undergoing medical examination.

The father had also complained to the director of the school after he got to know about the incident.

Police is interrogating the director of the school along with other staff members and investigation is on in the case.

In Puducherry, police arrested a 20-year-old youth for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl over seven months, according to The New Indian Express. The accused, identified as Kumaresan alias Mohan, was conducting dance classes in Irumbai. The victim and her 14-year-old brother used to attend the classes. Mohan allegedly first assaulted the victim when he visited her Govindasalai home when she was alone. She told her mother and brother about it but they refused to believe her and her brother forcibly took her to the accused’s house for continuing their classes. There Mohan allegedly assaulted her again.

The Times of India reported that the incidents came to light when a neighbour noticed cigarette burns on the victim’s hand. The victim revealed all to the neighbor who contacted the Child Welfare Committee. The CWC then approached the Grand Bazaar police who arrested him under the POCSO Act and also questioned her brother.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 07, 2016 15:53 PM

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