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Tribal girls sexually abused at residential school in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Chandrapur 

Two tribal girls, studying at a residential school for tribal children in Maharashtra's district, were allegedly sexually abused by two school officials, the police said Tuesday.

Both the officials have been arrested alongwith two women staff members, the police said in a release here.

The school, run by a private organisation, is located in tehsil.

The girls, around 10 years old, were admitted to the and Hospital (GMCH) here recently for repeatedly falling unconscious, the release said.

The at the GMCH noticed signs of sexual abuse and alerted the authorities, following which a police complaint was filed.

During the probe, police arrested school superintendent and who had allegedly sexually abused the two girls.

The duo were booked under IPC section 376 (rape) as well the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

A court remanded them in police custody till April 20.

On Tuesday, two women caretakers at the school -- and -- were arrested for allegedly abetting the crime.

Further probe is on, said of police Maheshwar Reddy.

The school's government recognition was cancelled after the incident came to light, a said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 21:45 IST