In a shocking incident, a 4-year-old girl was repeatedly raped at her school for more than two months.
The incident took place in the city of Hyderabad in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The matter came to light after the girl’s parents noticed a change in her behavior. They observed that their child seemed depressed and cried constantly for the last two months.
They further found that their daughter was repeatedly sexually assaulted by the suspect, identified as Rajini, the school principal’s 35-year-old driver, with the latest misdemeanor taking place on Monday, according to the Times of India. He allegedly took the child to a lab across from the principal’s office and raped her.
Officials investigating the matter said the defendant sexually abused the girl every time he found her alone on the premises. Rajni, who had worked for the principal for over a decade, was arrested by local police at the school on Tuesday.
He was initially accused of having outraged the modesty of the child. However, during a counseling session, the girl confided that her accuser had used his fingers to sexually abuse her, causing her “pain.” Authorities later changed the rape charge based on the medical report.
“Upon prodding from the parents, the child told them about the driver’s misconduct,” police said.
Police also questioned other students about the matter as part of the investigation, many of whom admitted to using caution around the driver. It was also revealed that Rajni would often enter classrooms in the absence of teachers and discipline students.
Meanwhile, the school principal claimed she was unaware of her driver’s wrongdoing. The police arrested her for negligence.
The director used to delegate odd jobs to Rajini, including maintaining the labs and running errands for other employees. That’s how he came into contact with the victim, the police said, according to the Free Press Journal.
Parents had previously contacted the headmistress with complaints about Rajini’s behavior, but she reportedly ignored their concerns. Police investigated other allegations of student abuse and harassment against Rajini.
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