BENGALURU: The city police have filed the chargesheet in connection with the sexual assault on a three-and-a-half-year-old girl in Orchids The International School in Jalahalli that took place on the school premises on Oct 21.
The police are ready with the chargesheet of the case related to the sexual assault on a six-year-old girl at the Indiranagar Cambridge School. The chargesheet will be submitted to the court on Saturday.
A senior police officer said that the police have to file chargesheet in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act within a month. “The deadline for Jalahalli school sexual assault case was to get over by Sunday, hence the chargesheet was filed on Friday. Though, there is some more time in the Indiranagar Cambridge School case, we are ready with the chargesheet and it will be submitted on Saturday,” the officer said.
Another officer said that the police hurriedly filed the chargesheet as ACP (Malleswaram sub-division) Sara Fathima, who is the investigating officer in both the cases, has been promoted as SP and transferred. “If she is relieved from her current post, there will be some inconvenience in preparing the chargesheet, as the case will be transferred to another officer. Thus, she was asked by the top cops to prepare the chargesheet and submit it to the court before taking up her new posting.”
“The chargesheet submitted to the court included the medical reports, statements of victim, accused and witnesses along with other documents substantiating the charges levelled against the accused. In both the cases, we will have to submit additional chargesheet as some of the reports, including the forensic reports, are yet to reach us,” he said.
DCP (North) T.R. Suresh, confirmed that the chargesheet was filed on Friday. In the Orchids sexual assault case, Gundappa, a 45-year-old office assistant, was arrested.
Six-year-old from Navodaya assaulted?
Another incident in which a six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a school was reported in RT Nagar police station limits on Friday.
The incident was allegedly reported in Navodaya School on Dinnur Main Road near RT Nagar. The police said that the girl’s parents approached the police on Friday night and alleged that their daughter was sexually assaulted by a staffer at the school on Friday.
Senior police officers were informed about the incident and the girl was taken for medical tests. DCP North T.R. Suresh said that experts were counseling the child and were extracting information from her. “We can not come to any conclusion now and investigation is underway. There are no external injuries on the girl. We will question the school staff soon,” he said.
Rape attempt on 8-yr-old, construction worker held:
A 20-year-old construction labourer, who attempted to rape an eight-year-old girl in his house on Sunday, was arrested by the Bagalur police. The incident came to light when the victim, daughter of construction labourers in T. Hosahalli, complained of uneasiness on Thursday.
The couple took the girl to a local doctor who found some bruises on her private parts and suspected that she had been sexually assaulted. Based on the doctor’s advice, the parents complained to Bagalur police who nabbed Vasanth. The accused worked in a brick kiln.
In another case, the Peenya police on Wednesday arrested Rajaachari who has been accused of attempting to rape a five-year-old girl in Peenya police limits. The accused was in police custody for a day, was produced before the magistrate on Thursday and remanded to judicial custody.
The police said they had information that the accused was at Nelamangala bus stand and was trying to board a bus to his hometown Shivamogga. The cops arrested him on Wednesday and brought him to the city. The accused is a tailor and is married with two children.
He had allegedly lured the girl to his house in Channanayakanapalaya on Wednesday and tried to rape her. Hearing her screams, a few neighbours rushed to the house, beat up the tailor and rescued the girl. But in the melee, the accused had managed to escape, the police said.