11-year-old gang-raped by seniors in Delhi school toilet; Notice of DCW issues

New Delhi: An 11-year-old student was allegedly gang-raped by two seniors in the washroom of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the national capital.

According to sources, the incident took place in July. The victim’s family approached the police earlier this week after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) highlighted the matter. The sources said DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal has issued a notice to the Delhi Police and the school principal in connection with the case.

“The girl alleged that she was gang-raped by two adults in July. According to the girl, she was walking towards her classroom when she accidentally bumped into the two boys studying in class 11-12. The girl said she apologized to the boys, but they abused her and forced her into a toilet. She alleged that the boys locked the toilet from inside and raped her,” the sources said.

The victim said that when she reported the incident to a teacher, she was told that the boys were expelled and the matter was allegedly dropped.

Meanwhile, the DCW came to know about the incident and on taking cognizance of the matter, Maliwal issued a notice to the Delhi Police and the school principal seeking an action-taken report on the matter.

The commission has asked the Delhi Police to provide a copy of the FIR and details of the arrests made in the case. It has also asked the Delhi Police and the school authorities to provide information regarding the action taken against the school teacher or other staff for not reporting the case to the police.

According to Maliwal, the girl claimed that her teacher tried to hush up the matter.

β€œThe committee asked the school principal to inform when the school authorities came to know about the case and what action they took. The commission has also asked the school to provide a copy of the investigation report carried out in the matter,” said a DCW official.

“It is very unfortunate that even schools are not safe for children in the capital. Strict action should be taken in this matter. There should also be an inquiry into the role of the school authorities,” Maliwal said.

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