Mumbai: A 13-year-old school girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her two classmates inside school premises in Mumbai’s Matunga area, police said Friday.
The police said that the incident took place on Monday (November 28) when the girl with her fellow classmates had gone outside for a dance practice session.
“The girl was sexually assaulted by her two classmates, when their fellow classmates stepped out of the classroom for dance practice. The two accused indulged in the crime by taking advantage of the situation,” an official of Matunga police station said, adding that the victim and the accused are students of 8th standard.
“The incident left the girl shaken and she shared her ordeal with her family members, who immediately lodged a complaint against the accused,” the official said, as reported by news agency PTI.
The police has registered a case against the boys under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 DA (gangrape of a woman under sixteen years of age) and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
According to the report, the minor accused were produced in a juvenile court, which sent them to the juvenile detention centre at Dongri in south Mumbai.