Headmistress of school where 7-year old student raped, suspended


The headmistress of the Vasco school where a Class II student was raped on Monday, has been placed under suspension pending inquiry.
The management announced the decision at a meeting held with the parent teacher association (PTA) of the school.
The chairman of the school said that decision has been taken in view of demands for action that there was delay in reporting the incident to the police. Police complaint was lodged at around 1.15 pm. The police are also examining the issue that the girl was given a wash after she suffered the grave sexual assault on her in the school toilet.
The incident took place on Monday during recess at around 10.40 am. It is not clear how the boy who is said to be in his early 20s, entered the school premises. As the girl had a minor injury on her leg, she didn't go out to play with her classmates. The accused is learnt to have posed himself as a policeman before taking her to the toilet where he sexually assaulted her. The police have launched a massive manhunt to arrest the rapist. A sketch has also been released by the police department.
On Monday itself, the chief minister Manohar Parrikar had said that the headmistress had delayed in alerting the police. The headmistress was detained the same evening and a case filed against her for failing to ensure safety of students.
Meanwhile, the school will reopen on January 21, a week after the incident. [TOI]