Three-year-old molested by play school staff in Rohini

A three-year-old girl was molested by an employee of a play school inside the school’s premises in Delhi’s Rohini area. The 25-year-old accused, identified as Amit, was arrested on Wednesday after the victim’s parents approached the police with a written complaint. As soon as the news broke, angered parents of other students gathered outside the school and demanded strict action against the principal.

A senior police officer said that the incident came to light when the victim went back home on Wednesday afternoon and complained to her mother of abdominal pain. “Initially, the victim’s mother thought that the she was suffering from urinary tract infection, but later the victim started crying and refused to go to school. She later told her mother that she was being abused by the attendant at school,” the officer added.

The parents then informed the police and on the basis of the victim’s complaint, a case was registered under several sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Prashant Vihar police station in Outer Delhi. The victim was later taken to the school where she recognised the accused, who confessed that he sexually assaulted her on Tuesday inside the school premises. “Amit was hired as a peon around three months ago,” the officer said.

“The accused will be interrogated to check if he sexually exploited other children as well. We are also probing the role of the principal in this matter and will question him in coming days,” the officer added.

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