70% children stay away from Vasco school

 Following a call given by some parents of the school where a 7-year-old girl was raped over two weeks back, most of the students didn't attend school in the primary and pre-primary sections on Thursday. School statistics showed that out of 964 students, just 283 attended classes.

There was tight security with personnel of the Goa police and CISF at the school but there were also some dramatic moments witnessed outside the school compound when parents who had come with children to the school were persuaded by other parents not to send their children to school.

A committee of parents had called for a boycott of the school for two days, to press for their demands of the arrest of the class teacher of the girl who had been raped, and of CISF personnel and the school clerk. [TOI]