Kolkata: Two teachers, Abhishekh Roy and Md Mafizuddin of the GD Birla Centre for Education school in south Kolkata were arrested on Friday on the charges of sexually molesting a four-year-old girl student, who had been admitted to a hospital with bleeding on her private part.
The two accused teachers were arrested on Friday evening under Posco law after police verified a medical report of the government owned SSKM Hospital and interrogating the eight witnesses and the two accused.
After the incident came to know hundreds of parents, especially the mothers started their protest demonstrations inside the school complex and demanding an exemplary punishment for the offender.
Principal Sharmila Nath told that the school was also conducting an internal investigation into the matter.
The Police had to intervene after the irate parents have sought the head of the accused teacher and there had been scuffles between them. The parents demanded that until and unless 100 per cent guarantee for safety was not conceded by the school authorities they would boycott the school en-mass.
Three years ago same kind of incident happened in this school but the authorities did not take any preventive measure to recur such crime.
Also, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has formed a three-member committee to investigate the matter and submit a report within 24 hours.
The state education minister Partha Chatterjee demanded an exemplary punishment for the accused teacher saying the same private school of high profile had similar incident three years ago. How can anyone tolerate such crime to a baby girl when the parents spend huge money to give good education to their wards and I would tell the government to take adequate action so that such crime do not take place in other institution, Mr Chatterjee said.
The physical education teacher of GD Birla Centre, Ranikuthi allegedly forced the girl into the toilet where the sexual assault happened, the parents alleged. The child recounted her horror to her parents and identified the physical education teacher from a photo.