Vasco rape: Court order on March 7
The Children’s Court will pronounce the verdict on a petition filed by the father of the seven-year old Vasco rape victim on March 7. The petition sought to book the school authorities for abetting the crime, which occurred on January 14.
Judge Anuja Prabhudesai, however, sought clarifications from the State during an elaborate discussion in the chamber and subsequently postponed the verdict.
The father, has in his petition, sought that headmistress Sharlet Furtado, Class teacher Deesha Kavathankar and the head clerk Brazina Godinho be booked under Section 16 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Act 2012, for abetting the crime by not ensuring a safe environment to the student and under Section 201 of IPC for destroying crucial evidence after she was raped. [H]