Delhi: 4-year-old 'rapes' girl in class using finger, pencil; booked under POCSO

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Delhi: 4-year-old 'rapes' girl in class using finger, pencil; booked under POCSO

The girl's mother has alleged that the school management did not take the matter seriously and neither acted on the parents' complaint.

Delhi Police has booked a four-year-old boy for 'raping' his classmate, the same age, in a reputed school in Dwarka.

The alleged incident took place last Friday and according to the girl's mother the four-year-old returned from the school and narrated the ordeal to her. Later, she told her father about the incident over phone.

The girl's mother has alleged that the school management did not take the matter seriously and neither acted on the parents' complaint. As a result, the parents of the four-year-old girl approached the police and registered a complaint with them.

The mother of the four-year-old girl alleged the boy used his finger and a sharpened pencil to assault her daughter sexually. She alleged that the assault has resulted in wounds in her daughter's private parts.

POLICE BOOK ACCUSED UNDER POCSO

Deependra Pathak, Delhi Police's chief spokesperson confirmed the incident and told India Today that a case has been registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the four-year-old victim's family approached the local police.

"In such cases, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) provides children below seven years of age certain protections against prosecutions. We are taking help from legal experts examining those provisions even as we are handling the matter with utmost sensitivity," Pathak said.

In her statement to police, the victim's mother said that her daughter complained of pain in her lower abdomen after returning from school on Friday. Since she kept complaining sporadically, the mother ignored it thinking it was "one of her tantrums".

According to the four-year-old girl, a boy from her class unbuttoned her pants and used his fingers to assault her.

FAMILY CRIES NEGLIGENCE BY SCHOOL

As per the FIR lodged by the victim's mother, she complained to the school authorities about the incident the same night through text messages. The next day, she again tried to speak with the authorities but received no cooperation from them. She was asked to file a written complaint only on Monday.

With her daughter incessantly complaining of pain and discomfort, she rushed her to a hospital for treatment. A medico-legal case was first made at the hospital and then a police case was registered.

The mother alleged that there was neither a teacher nor a help present in the classroom or in the washroom when the alleged assault happened.

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