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NHRC issues notices to Delhi govt, police; seeks report over rape of class 2 student in school

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The NHRC today issued notices to government and the police seeking a detailed report in the alleged rape of a class two student in a Municipal Council (NDMC) school premises in upscale area here.

Taking a serious note of of the incident, which took place on August 8, the (NHRC) observed that it amounts to violation of the victim's human rights.

According to a statement by the human rights panel, it has issued notices to the and the Commissioner of Police seeking for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

The has been asked to also inform the commission whether all the guidelines and directions issued by authorities for the safety of students are being followed by the schools in Delhi, it stated.

The girl was leaving school on Wednesday when the accused, (37) allegedly took her to a pump room in the school premises and forced himself on her, police said, adding he also threatened the girl with dire consequences if she told anyone about it.

The accused, who has been working in the school for over a month and is a permanent electrician employee with the NDMC, has been arrested and a case under relevant sections of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered against him, they said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 16:55 IST