After a 20-year-old woman was arrested for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl who was her junior in school, parents of two more girls have alleged that their children were sexually assaulted.
Another minor girl is also allegedly involved in this.
The Indian Express quotes the mother of one the students as saying, "They undressed my child and sexually assaulted her when she was six years old. We confronted teachers and the principal, and the parents of the accused girls were called in. After some deliberation, the principal assured us it won't happen again. So we did not lodge a police complaint."
The parents alleged that their daughters too were asked to undress and then they were sexually assaulted.
When contacted by The Indian Express, the principal's husband answered the call and said that she was "mentally tortured" and couldn't speak. This is after the school had denied the allegations earlier.
It was reported on Monday that the 20-year-old was arrested and the minor was detained for questioning.
A case had been registered under sections 328 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act.
The adult involved in the case was a student of Class IX who had failed several times.
The latest victim had also told the police that the girls would prick her with needles or sometimes give her something to drink after which she would feel drowsy.
Special Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak told News18 that the police will start campaigns in schools to spread awareness among students on sexual abuse.
The news channel quoted him as saying, "Girls keep quiet about it. The need of the hour is to speak out."
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