Four-year-old boy accused of 'raping' classmate in India

Ellen Mills
November 25, 2017

The girl's parents have alleged that the classroom and a washroom where the assault allegedly took place had been left unattended in violation of rules.

According to the details of the incident provided, the victim told her parents that a boy in her class unbuttoned her trousers and used a finger and a sharp pencil to assault her.

Accusing the school management of laxity, the parents have alleged that a school teacher and school coordinator, on being told about the incident, feigned ignorance and offered no concrete assistance.

Talking to the Hindustan Times, the girl's mother said: "Since I had trained my daughter about the concepts of "right" and "wrong" touch, she knew right from the beginning that whatever was happening to her was not right". It came to light after the girl complained of pain in her lower abdomen and private part.

According the deputy commissioner of police, legal experts were consulted "since an offence was made out and there was a victim", and a case of rape under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered. She also approached the school authorities, but instead of cooperating they asked her to give a written complaint about the incident on Monday.

The police is now in dilemma of how to proceed with the case since the suspect is a 4-year-old minor. Accusing the school of negligence, the girl's mother said she had informed the school authorities but they did not take any action.

The victim was taken to Rockland Hospital, and the doctor on duty after medical examination confirmed that it is a case of sexual assault.

Delhi Police spokesperson Dependra Pathak speaking of the incident said, "The Indian Penal Code (IPC) provides children below seven years of age certain protections against prosecutions".

Her mother said the boy unbuttoned her daughter's trousers, touched her bloomers and put his finger inside. As seen in the CCTV footage, her daughter's delayed exit from the classroom corroborated the sexual assault allegation.

The four-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in school wouldn't be going back there. Is there a possibility of a sexual need being fulfilled in his case?

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