Days after a man entered a school run by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and assaulted two girls, the accused was arrested.
The incident was bought to light by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) that said that the man had barged into the school and assaulted two eight-year-old girls.
The DCW had said, "he had removed the clothes of a girl and muttered obscenities at her. Then he walked over to another girl and removed her clothes and his clothes as well. Thereafter, the accused closed the door of the classroom and urinated in front of the students."
The office of the DCP (Northeast) said, "several teams were formed to investigate the matter. During the process of investigation, several persons were questioned. A portrait of the suspected person was prepared and circulated."
A case had been filed against the unidentified person under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act.
The police said that the accused had been identified as Varun Joshi, who is around 40 years of age and was unemployed. He was living in close proximity of the school, said the police.
EDMC officials also said that they had suspended a teacher and the principal over the security lapse.
However, school authorities maintained that the CCTVs are supposed to be installed by the EDMC and a security guard is to be employed by them too, but none of this were there at the school.
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