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GD Birla School Child Abuse Case: Victim’s Father Wants CBI Probe

The victim’s father has moved the Calcutta High Court for a CBI probe in the case.

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<p>Parents staged protests in front of the GD Birla School, where a 4-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by two teachers.</p>
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In Kolkata’s GD Birla School sexual abuse case, the survivor’s father has moved the Calcutta High Court, demanding a CBI probe in the matter, news agency ANI reported.

Two physical training teachers of the school were arrested earlier in December for allegedly sexually abusing a minor student during school hours. Angry parents and guardians staged protests outside the school after the incident.

The girl, a nursery student, narrated the details of her experience on camera, The Telegraph reported quoting sources. Police are set to interrogate the accused – physical education teachers Abhishek Roy and Mohammad Mafisuddin – based on the four-year-old’s video testimony.

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The child was bleeding profusely from her private parts when she returned from school on Thursday, 30 November, according to her father, and she was rushed to a hospital. Preliminary medical reports confirmed sexual abuse, reported CNN News-18.

The girl’s father accused the child’s physical education teacher of luring her into the toilet with a chocolate before sexually assaulting her.

Police arrested Ray and Mofizuddin under Sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act, reported NDTV. The girl was shown four photos to identify the accused and she identified two people, raising questions about the involvement of more than one person, sources said.

The father of the victim, on 3 December, lodged a police complaint against the school's principal, claiming that she tried to cover up the issue and indirectly supported the crime.

A school managing committee spokesman told PTI that the authorities have decided to “relieve” principal Sharmila Nath from her present responsibilities with immediate effect.

This isn’t the first case of the kind to emerge from the school. In 2014, GD Birla Centre for Education made headlines when a bus assistant was accused of molesting a kindergarten student.

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