On Wednesday, the police arrested two more people in connection with the rape of the 4-year-old-girl.
Police inspector at Parappana Agrahara police station, Prashant Reddy said, "School's CEO Santosh Gnanakaran, principal Cynthia Doraiswamy, and administrator Ravindran have been charged under Section 188 of IPC as the school managemnet did not verify the background details of the four temporary staff members."
A physical education teacher of an English medium school in Bengaluru was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl.
Deccan Herald reported that 25-year old Romeo, who is a temporary staff at the English medium school near Parappana Agrahara area in southeast Bengaluru was booked under provisions of POCSO Act and rape.
When the four-year-old girl returned from school on Monday, she appeared depressed and complained of severe pain in her private parts to her parents. They rushed her to the hospital for examination and to their surprise, the doctors said that she had been assaulted. The doctors immediately informed the police, DH reported.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat said, “The incident occurred on the school premises and a complaint was lodged subsequently. The Parappana Agrahara police arrested Romeo on Tuesday.”
Rohini Katoch said that preliminary investigation showed that the girl was taken to a secluded block in the campus. The teacher undressed her and fondled her private parts. The information was verified by the CCTV footages and other evidence, reported DH.
Romeo was a native of Manipur and lived in Koramangala area in Bengaluru. He was among the four teachers hired as a part-time staffer by the school through a private agency six months ago. School management had done a background verification of the full-time staffers, but failed to verify that of the guest-teachers, said DH report.
“The team conducted the verification in an unprofessional way and submitted a report. The team completed the reference verification and police verification, but did not complete the criminal background verification. The police would now verify if Romeo had any criminal antecedents,” the DCP stated.