72-year-old school principal arrested for attempted rape of an 8-year-old

| Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 16:14
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Aarsha International School in Gurgaon
A 72-year-old school principal has been arrested for an alleged rape attempt on an 8-year-old. The shocking allegation came to light after the victim refused to go to school.
When her mother asked her the reason behind her refusal to go to school, the minor narrated her ordeal involving the school principal. As per the complaint registered in the Gurgaon Sector-5 Police Station by the victim’s mother, the accused had called the Class-I student to his office after lunch hours to commit this horrific crime.
According to the police, the accused has retired from the Air Force and now is working in Aarsha International School in Gurgaon. They have arrested him immediately on the basis of the complaint filed by the victim’s mother.
While a rape attempt on a 8-year-old is already a difficult idea to swallow, the fact that such an incident has taken place in a school of good repute with the accused being a well-respected member of the society is even more shocking.
Cases like these and that of Divyansh are raising many concerns among parents who pay hefty fees to schools like these and expect them to ensure their child’s safety. The government needs to look into the administration of all of these private schools and ensure that they are fit to take responsibility for all of these children.
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