Calling it as a heinous act, over 1,000 city residents and members of the Red Brigade gathered at the Freedom Park and protested over the rape on a six-year-old school girl in Vibgyor High school in Marthahalli in city.
At the same time, the police commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar has taken a new initiative of using internet and 'whatsapp' to lodge immediate complaints against any crimes. The public can send any photos, messages, videos etc to the police control room through that and it will be started in a week. He also issued guidelines on the safety measures to be taken by the school managements.
Meanwhile, expressing their protest and anger towards the rape on a school child a gym instructor, parents of school children and agitators came together voluntarily performed street plays and dance that showed how crime against women and minor girls happen and how the victims suffer at the Freedom Park on Sunday.
"My daughter who is fifth standard and after she heard the act of gym instructor, is scared to go to her school. In such condition how can we parents can convince our daughters?" said a parent Vijetha Narayan.
Their protest and anger towards the rape on a school child a gym instructor, parents of school children and agitators came together voluntarily performed street plays and dance that showed how crime against women and minor girls happen and how the victims suffer.
According to Meenakshi, she is scared to send her fifth standard daughter to neighbors houses also. "How to believe any now? I am thinking of not sending my daughter in school cab too," she said.
Mentioning that private schools are good in collecting highest fees from student , Rohith Gowda said,"Schools should assure of safety of our children too and we are ready to pay more for that."
Thus, the protest has conveyed a strong message to the city police. When the city police commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar arrived to the spot, parents shouted slogan at the police and questioned the commissioner about the safety of women and minor girls. They also mentioned that the police does not cooperate with complainants and keep raising voice against the women complainants.
Auradkar, who could not answer the agitators and the arguments, left the place receiving the memorandum given by the parents, seeking justice to victim.
Meanwhile City police commissioner Raghvendra Auradkar announced that the city police have taken up a new initiative after the recent rape incidents. The parents and complainants can send pictures, messages, videos and voice recordings related to any crimes to the city police control room using internet and Watssapp. This facility will be available to public within a week, he said.
"Monday onwards DCPs and ACPs will conduct a meeting with all the schools in the city on the safety of children. The guidelines on safety measures to be implemented in schools will be issued in few days and the stringent action against the accused in rape cases would be taken," Auradkar said.
Auradkar said," This year about 60 cases including 44 cases related to men cheating a girl by promising to marry, nine are rape cases and in two cases father raping daughter cases are booked in city."