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NHRC Issues Notices to Delhi Govt, Police; Seeks Report Over Rape of Class 2 Student in School

PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 17:08 IST India

The NHRC today issued notices to Delhi government and the police seeking a detailed report in the alleged rape of a class two student in a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) school premises in upscale Gole Market area here.

Taking a serious note of media reports of the incident, which took place on August 8, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) observed that it amounts to a violation of the victim's human rights.

According to a statement by the human rights panel, it has issued notices to the Delhi Chief Secretary and the Commissioner of Police seeking for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

The chief secretary has been asked to also inform the commission whether all the guidelines and directions issued by authorities for the safety of students are being followed by the schools in Delhi, it stated.

The girl was leaving school on Wednesday when the accused, Ram Asre (37) allegedly took her to a pump room in the school premises and forced himself on her, police said, adding he also threatened the girl with dire consequences if she told anyone about it.

The accused, who has been working in the school for over a month and is a permanent electrician employee with the NDMC, has been arrested and a case under relevant sections of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered against him, they said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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