Delhi minor rape case: Five suspended

The school principal and the school inspector are the two among five suspended.

NEW DELHI: A day after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a municipal school, three people - including the school inspector and principal - were suspended, an official said Saturday.

"School inspector Balraj Singh, principal Neelam Karwal, class teacher Monica Kohli, school attendant Sushila watchman Kailash have been suspended in the alleged sexual assault case at Mangolpuri Municipal Primary School," B.K. Gupta, municipal commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), said.

A seven-year-old girl, a student of Class 2, was allegedly raped inside the premises of a North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)-run school in Mangolpuri area when she went to collect her midday meal.

She was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

A violent protest occurred outside the school and the hospital Saturday, as rumours spread that the girl was in a critical condition.

The police official said around 17 people were arrested for destroying and damaging government vehicles and property.

Earlier on Police had said that as many as 200 people were questioned in connection with the alleged rape a day a ago.

"Around 200 people have been questioned in regard with the sexual assault of the seven-year-old girl," Deputy Commissioner of Police B.S. Jaiswal told reporters Saturday.

The official said the police are making a sketch of the accused on the basis of the statement given by the minor girl. He did not rule out the involvement of non-teaching staff in the alleged sexual offence.

He said the three people, including two teachers of the school and a watchman, detained for questioning continue to remain under detention.

Regarding the condition of the girl, Jaiswal said: "The girl is fine now. She is at home. She was discharged yesterday (Saturday)." (With inputs from the Agencies)