Pune: The parents of a Wanwadi-based school, where a 11-year-old girl student was raped by a bus attendant, said the school authorities are complying with school bus transport policies by deploying female attendants in each and every school bus.
However, parents are saying that through the school management has started taking security measures and taking the school bus policy seriously, it is parents who have to shell out more money as school management will charge the extra fees from them. Meanwhile, deputy director of the education, Suman Shinde said that they have given a deadline to the school to form a transport committee at the school-level before June 30 and notify it on the website which was co-designed by education, police and RTO departments.
Speaking about the inquiry, which was set up against the school, she said that the report is expected soon.
She added that majority of the schools are now forming the mandatory committees at the school level and even deploying female attendants. While speaking to dna, one of the parents, Sher Mohammad Khan said that the school has started deploying female attendants on the buses.
Another parent said, “We used to pay Rs 800 per month and now the fees will be increased by Rs 1,200 as the school is not ready to bear the expenses,” he said.
The incident of rape came to light after the parents of girl had approached the Wanwadi police station and lodged a complaint.