Pune: It has been two months since a school was asked to file an inquiry report by police on an 11-year-old girl’s alleged sexual abuse by a Wanawadi-based bus attendant.
The school had reportedly held an internal inquiry against the principal, a teacher and the director. But, it is yet to submit the report. Despite police reminding them, the school management says they need some more time to draw a conclusion.
On April 16, the 11-year-old’s father had approached the Wanawadi police station to register a case of sexual abuse against bus attendant Khalil Mohammad Pathan, 29, and bus driver Qamaruddin Ghayasuddin Shaikh, 52, both residents of Sayyednagar. The duo has been arrested under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code comprising of rape, molestation and also under the relevant sections of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act. The abuse happened twice since October, 2013. In November the victim, who was a student of Class IV, informed her parents. The parents then had approached the principal and director who did not take cognizance.
BN Kale, inspector in-charge of Wanawadi police station, said, “We have another 20 days to submit the chargesheet in court against the duo. But we are awaiting some crucial details in this case and the school internal inquiry report, which the school had promised to submit in 15 days on April 22. “
The victim’s father said, “The school had called me for inquiry in April-end. The school had inquired about the incident with me for almost an hour and everything has been recorded on camera. ” The victim’s lawyer Milind Pawar said, “If the police fails to submit the chargesheet the suspects will get bail.”
The chairman of the school confirmed the police have sent them a notice to submit the report.