7-year-old girl raped in school toilet in Goa

Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was raped in the toilet of a school in Vasco town Monday evening, police said.

The minor girl was found in shock in the toilet and when her parents discovered she was raped, they along with their friends and local residents locked the school with the teachers and management still in side.

Later Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as well as other local politicians have arrived at vasco, 40 km from here, where over 500 concerned and agitating people had still blocked access to the school..

Police said that they had still not been able to nab the accused, who they suspect had fled even before the melee started.

"We have a description given to us by the girl. No arrests have been made yet," a police official said.

A day after the heinous crime, the Goa government told all schools to beef up security near their premises.

Speaking to reporters here, Women and Child Development Minister Dilip Parulekar said a circular to the effect had been issued to all schools in the state.

"We have asked all school managements to review the security measures for their premises. All security guards have been asked to keep an eye for strangers in the campus. We will not allow anyone to loiter in school premises without reason henceforth," Parulekar said.

The Goa Police crime branch has already been directed to probe the rape of the girl in school premises in the port town of Vasco, around 40 km from here.

While the rapist is still at large, police have arrested the school's headmistress for inordinately delaying the registration of a first information report in the incident.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar along with top administration and police officials had to rush to the school Monday night after irate residents and friends of the victim's parents laid siege to the school not allowing the staff to step out.