In light of the recent cases of minor rapes and child abuse, Indian parents are struggling to understand if there are any safe places for their kids.
Sadly even Schools, once considered as a safe place, are now turning into a major hub of child abuse.
One such recent incident, which not only shocked but also disgusted us, happened with a 6-year-old girl student in a private school in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda.
As per sources, the police shared on Sunday that a school teacher of a private school has been arrested on the grounds of allegedly raping his six-year-old girl student.
According to Circle Officer (CO) Omprakash,
“A teacher of a private school in a village located within the Tindwari police station limits has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.”
The police shared that the horrific incident occurred on Friday whereas the case was registered on the basis of a complaint by girl’s mother on Saturday.
While sharing the details, the Circle Officer shared,
“The teacher, a distant relative of the girl, asked her and her younger brother to stay back after the classes, saying he would give them tuition. Subsequently, he sent the girl’s brother to a shop to buy toffees and allegedly raped her in the school toilet.”
He further added,
“When the girl’s brother returned, he heard her sister cry from the toilet. On knocking the door, the accused opened it and escaped.”
As the accused was arrested on Saturday, the C.O. further mentioned:
“The girl narrated her ordeal to her mother, after which a rape case was registered against the teacher on Saturday. Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were also added to the FIR.”
Though the police are investigating the case, you can’t ignore the price that this girl and her family paid just because they wanted their daughter to be educated!
After hearing this story, we couldn’t stop ourselves from asking: If girls are going to be raped in the schools then how would “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” ever be possible?
At IFORHER, we hope authorities will punish the accused so that no teacher could ever attempt to touch any student. We hope this incident doesn’t break our girls and their supportive parents! Rather, it gives them the courage to stand against our hypocritical patriarchal society, who tries their level best to stop girls from rising to new heights.