Dehradun school shocker: Medical report confirms sexual assault, say police

September 20, 2018

The girl gang-raped in a leading school in Dehradun and her father recorded their statements before a local court of Additional District Judge (Civil) Manju Singh on Wednesday while her medical report confirmed sexual assault, police said.

Meanwhile, a check by the state education department found the school had violated several safety norms and it could soon lose its license. Chief Education Officer SB Joshi who visited the school said it had violated several norms including installing no CCTVs on campus and not deploying security guards for the safety of students.
CBSE regional officer Ranvir Singh said he had recommended to the head office cancellation of the school’s affiliation. The response to a show cause notice issued to the school to explain its actions was not found satisfactory, he said.

Nine persons, including the students accused of the crime, school officials and employees have been arrested in connection with the case. While three minors boys have been sent to a correctional home in Haridwar by the Juvenile Justice Board, their adult accomplice and five school employees including its director and principal were sent to the district jail in Dehradun on judicial remand, said Investigating Officer Naresh Rathore. The school employees were arrested as they kept the heinous crime committed within the premises under wraps for a month. The crime took place on August 14 and came to light on September 16 despite the school authorities already knowing about it.

The victim shared her ordeal first with her elder sister who studied at the same school. She informed the school authorities who instead of approaching the police tried to hush it up by threatening to throw the sisters out of school if they disclosed it to anyone.

However, after sometime the elder sister of the survivor confided it to a relative who approached the police.

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