New Delhi, Nov 23: We are certainly heading towards uncertain times; how else can you justify the rape of a 4-year-old by a 4-year-old. A rape at this age when they themselves don't know about the anatomy to their own bodies.
Well this is likely to be the youngest to have been booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and also under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Th victim girl's mother is obviously very perturbed by what has happended to her darling daughter. The aggrieved mom said that her daughter did say that a boy of her class opened her pants and touched her undergarments. He later sexually assaulted her even though she tried to push him away. She told her mom that there was no aaya around to help or save her.
"The school principal did not bother answering my call and later passed the buck to school counsellor Dr Ravideran. The principal also added that the counsellor might help the child get over the trauma. I kept asking for a meeting and even had to make her understand how it would have been had her daughter been in the same situation, " said girl's mom.
Meanwhile, the girl was medically examined and the mother also met a counsellor from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and registered a case.
"The principal refused to share details of the boy or his family. When a parent sends her child to a school, her safety lies in the hands of the school. The school behaved was as if it was a case of loss or damage to property," she said.
"We have registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. It is a sensitive case and legal action as per the law would be taken," said the investigating police officer.
News24Bureau (Pic is representational)