AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday met with Hyderabad Collector Raghunandan Rao and city Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, demanding swift action in the case of a 4-year-old being sexually assaulted at a private school.
The police on Sunday arrested a 29-year-man for sexually assaulting the minor at a private school in Hyderabad's old city area, after the crime had triggered massive protests last week. The man has been identified as Mohammed Geelani, a supervisor at the school.
The Hyderabad MP visited the Commissioner's office in the city, along with the victim's father and handed over a representation, demanding that the case must be heard in a fast track court. Anjani Kumar assured those who had gathered that the culprit would be punished as per law and cases would also be booked on the management of the school, based on an enquiry report by the District Education Officer (DEO).
During the meeting with the Collector, Owaisi demanded that strict action must be taken again the school and it must even be shut down if possible.
The incident took place when the accused lured the girl with a chocolate, during the interval. The accused then took her to an isolated area and sexually abused her, the police said. After she reached home at around 12:30 pm, the girl told her parents that she was experiencing pain in her private parts and then narrated what happened.
As news of the incident spread, a large number of people gathered outside the school, shouting slogans of 'We want justice'. As tension escalated, the Golconda police, which had reached the spot, attempted to pacify the crowd.
Some locals pelted stones on the empty buses that were parked in the school premises, while others vandalised furniture and other property belonging to the institute.
As police officers were also injured in the melee, more than 20 people were detained by the police so far and later let off after a strict warning.
Doctors said that the child is out of danger and her health was improving under medical supervision.
A case has been registered under Section 376 (Rape) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.