Police still clueless in Bangalore school’s sexual assault case

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014,21:42 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Two days after the disturbing incident when a three-year-old kindergarten student was sexually abused  in a up market school in Bangalore city, police are still trying to  zero in on the real culprit but no arrests have been made- a top police official said today.
The October 21 incident, third such case in the city this year, had attracted wide condemnation while parents thronged  the school, even today to seek explanation from the management.
The Hyderabad-based director of the Orchid International school, where the incident was reported, had rushed to the city soon after the incident.
Today the school managing committee met in the morning and had called for a parents meeting with top education department officials from the Karnataka government and the police.
The police are interrogating the teachers and other workers in the school. The police are also examining the CCTV footage.
Speaking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner of Police T K Suresh (North) said there had been no arrests made so far but some people were detained for questioning.
He said statements of the child, her parents and some staff in the school had been recorded and investigation is on based on circumstantial evidence.
A criminal case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences. A group of Youth Congress workers today protested against the school management in front of the school and tarred the school board with black paint.
About 50 women activists also raised slogans against the school authority and urged the state government to cancel the license and arrest the culprits. A case under Posco Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012) and section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been filed by the police.