Principal, four other employees of Delhi school suspended after 7-year-old raped

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 15:47 hrs

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

Five employees of the school have been suspended. The principal of the school, the girl's class teacher, a school attendant and a guard were suspended today by MCD Commissioner PK Gupta with immediate effect pending inquiry by the civic body.

"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.

The Class 2 student was allegedly raped in the NDMC-run school in Mangolpuri area when she went to collect her midday meal.

She was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

"We have constituted a five-member committee and have asked them to suggest measures for strengthening the security and safety of students studying in NDMC primary schools. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days," Gupta said.

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

He added that police are making a sketch of the accused on the basis of the victim's statement. He did not rule out the involvement of non-teaching staff in the alleged sexual offence.

He said three people, including two teachers and a watchman detained for questioning, are still under detention.

"The girl is fine now. She is at home. She was discharged yesterday (Friday)," Jaiswal said.

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

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