Cops arrest sweeper of DAV school for sexually assaulting 4-year-old
Three days after a 4-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted inside the DAV Public school in West Delhi’s Vikaspuri area, Delhi Police on Monday said that they have identified the accused and on Monday evening, he was arrested. A senior police official of the West district said that the accused, Baldev Singh (40), is a sweeper in the school. On September 16, he allegedly took the minor girl to a washroom and committed the crime. Sources further said on Monday, when a team of police revisited the school, they questioned Baldev, who was not present in school when the police team came to question employees on Sunday. Interestingly, Baldev has been working in the school for the past 15 years.
On the other hand, parents of the children including the victim’s on Monday, protested against the school authorities for not taking action against the accused.
On Sunday, the four-year-old girl reported the matter to her parents that she was allegedly molested by someone inside the washroom within the school premises on September 16.
Her parents then approached the local police and lodged a complaint. After a medical examination of the minor girl confirmed sexual assault, a case under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the IPC was registered at the Vikaspuri police station.
Sources said that the minor girl told police that the accused person had a moustache. However, when police showed her pictures of the school staff and employees, she was unable to identify the accused.
Police said that they had started the investigation and questioned the employees and teachers of the school. While a few employees of the school were questioned on Sunday, police said that they visited the school on Monday and questioned all the employees and staff of the school. According to a senior police official, CCTV footage was also scanned to gain clue about the culprit, however, no suspicious activity was detected in it. Meanwhile, police ruled out the possibility of an outsider’s entry in the school premises, said a senior police official.
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