A 4-year-old girl student studying in a private school in Bengaluru was allegedly sexually assaulted in the school premises on Tuesday.
Reports say that the girl was the daughter of a cashier with a security firm, who hails from Bihar.
The New Indian Express reports that the police have arrested Obelesh, a 25-year-old security guard from the school in connection with the crime.
The report states that the girl was assaulted by the security guard in the school's toilet. The girl had fallen ill during class and had vomited. A teacher had then reportedly cleaned her up. Following this, she went to the toilet along with her friends.
The girl, on returning home, complained to her mother that she had stomach pain. When the girl's parents took her to a hospital, the doctor indicated that the girl must have been sexually assaulted.
The girl's parents approached the Bagalagunte police station and filed a complaint.
Obelesh has been charged under relevant sections of POCSO.
A senior police official told TNIE that CCTV visuals from multiple cameras at the school has been recovered. "We are awaiting a detailed medical examination report," the official said.
The girl's parents and other locals gathered outside the school late on Tuesday night for a protest. According to reports, the police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to disperse the crowd.
Earlier in February, a three-year-old child studying in a pre-school in Marathahalli was sexually abused by a non-teaching staff. The case had snowballed into a major controversy, with more children revealing that they were molested by the same non-teaching staff Manjunath. At the time, Bengaluru saw massive protest demonstrations against the school.
Most recently in Gurugram, the murder of a 7-year-old boy child in the toilet of his school, has sent shockwaves across the country. The police arrested Ashok Kumar, a bus conductor at the school, in connection with the case.