Manipal; Sept 22: A case of sexual abuse on 3 year and 10 month old student by the bus conductor of the same school has been registered in Manipal police station.
Sources said that the nursery girl student of Manipal Madhava Kripa English medium Nursery school, aged three years and ten month old was going to school daily by school bus. By taking advantage of this opportunity, Shuba Kumar, conductor of the bus belonging to the same school along with Sudhir, another bus driver of the same school , after leaving the buses in the school premises, took the girl in another bus to a solitude place and where she was sexually abused and raped it alleged.
The complaint was lodged on September 21. Police were quick to arrest them and produce them before a judge on Sunday. They were remanded to judicial custody.
On that day, all the children were made to board another bus while the girl remained alone in the regular bus. She was probably unable to understand what was happening. Later the accused dropped her home in an autorickshaw half an hour late. Though the parents saw this, they didn’t suspect anything.
The next day, they became suspicious due to the child’s behaviour. On enquiring, they learnt that she had been slapped and sexually abused by two people. It’s not yet clear whether the child was abused inside the bus or elsewhere.
Sources said the parents fearing adverse media publicity, approached police but didn’t want to file a complaint. But police convinced them to file a report without which they couldn’t make arrests.
The accused were traced near Hebri. Police sources said that based on investigations, they may take up cases against the school for negligence.