2 boys sexually assaulted by classmates in school

New Delhi: Two boys of a government school in northwest Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy area were allegedly sexually assaulted by their classmates, police said on Monday.

They said the alleged incident took place in April during a summer camp organised by the school.

The two boys, aged 12 and 13 years, filed separate complaints with the police alleging that they were sexually assaulted by five to six classmates, police said, adding two cases have been registered in this connection.

All the accused are minors and they were produced before a child welfare committee, police said, adding further investigation is underway. Taking cognisance of the incident, Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal issued notices to the police and the school management demanding action in the matter.

Meanwhile, opposition BJP leaders demanded the resignation of Education Minister Atishi, claiming that the condition of government schools in the national capital under AAP rule has “deteriorated”.

The 13-year-old victim, a student of Class 8, alleged during the summer camp in April, his classmates forcefully took him to a park and sexually assaulted him. They also threatened him not to disclose it to anyone, officials said.

He was scared and did not tell this to anyone. A few days ago when the boys started troubling him, he told his teachers about the incident who asked him not to tell anyone about this, they said. The victim informed his parents who later made a PCR call and a case was registered on Sunday, they said.

According to the DCW, they have received information about sexual assault with two minor boys in a government school in Delhi.

The Commission said a 13-year-old student of a government school in Rohini was allegedly sexually assaulted by other students of the school. He has informed that in April, he attended school during summer camp wherein some students forcibly took him to a nearby park and sexually assaulted him for seven days.

He has alleged that the accused students also threatened him not to disclose the incident to anyone. He has stated that a couple of days ago, he narrated his ordeal to two of his teachers, but they asked him not to report the matter, the DCW said.

The 12-year-old boy has also alleged that the same students sexually assaulted him as well, it said.

He said during the summer camp he was sexually assaulted in the school toilet. The accused students had also threatened him not to disclose the incident to anyone, the DCW said.

He has further alleged that around 16 days back, a student again tried to sexually assault him in the toilet. He further claimed that he had narrated the incident to two of his teachers in July and August, but they asked him to not talk about the incident to anyone, the Commission said.

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