GURUGRAM: Close on the heels of the Ryan horror, the city was racked by yet another atrocity in a school, after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped digitally by her school teacher inside the premises in the evening on Wednesday.
The survivor, a Class IV student, approached police with her mother the same evening. Based on the mother’s complaint, a case was registered and the accused teacher, Ram Chander (52), originally from Bhalki Majra village in Rewari district, arrested. Chander has confessed to his crime during interrogation. Police produced him in a city court on Thursday, which sent him to judicial custody.
The incident happened around 6.30pm on Wednesday inside Government Primary School, Prem Nagar Ki Dhani, near Kasan village. The school has two teachers, one of whom lives outside, while Chander lives in a room inside school premises.
The survivor had gone to the school with other children to play. Allegedly, Chander sent the other children away, asking the survivor to stay over, and then took her to his room, where he removed her undergarments and raped her digitally. He threatened her to keep mum about the incident and then let her go.
However, on reaching home, she told her mother about it. The mother, accompanied by neighbours, went to the school. Seeing them, Chander fled. She then approached industrial police station in IMT Manesar to lodge a complaint.
Police filed an FIR under Section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A medical test confirmed digital rape, after which the accused was arrested.