The Crime Branch has been directed to probe the rape of a seven-year-old girl in the school premises in Vasco, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.
While the rapist is still at large, crime branch officials have arrested the headmistress of the school for inordinately delaying the registration of a first information report (FIR). "The crime branch will probe the complaint of rape and negligence by the headmistress separately," the chief minister said.
The chief minister, along with top administration and police officials, rushed to the school on Monday night after irate residents and friends of the victim's parents blocked the staff's exit from the school for hours.
According to the police, the girl was found in the school toilet on Monday in a state of shock, after being raped by an unidentified person, who seems to have slipped into the Vasco school premises, 40 km from the Goan capital.
The education ministry, which is also headed by Parrikar, has ordered the school shut for two days in view of public ire.