A court in Kolkata on December 2, Saturday sent two physical education teachers, arrested in connection with the shocking incident of a four-year-old girl sexually abused inside a school, to two days police custody. “Both the accused have been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. This is non- bailable. The court gave a two-day remand till Monday when the two will be produced before a special court,” a police officer said. The two physicial education teachers, Abhishek Roy and M. Mofizuddin, were arrested on Friday.
Angry guardians protested at the high-profile GD Birla Centre For Education in south Kolkata’s Ranikuthi area since Friday morning after the parents of the girl and doctors said she was sexually abused by a teacher and perhaps more men. There was a rally organised outside the school on Saturday morning. The two physical training instructors were produced before a city court during the day, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.
On Friday, furious parents of the school students stopped the school buses from entering the premises and demanded the removal of all male teaching staff. They told the school to ensure security for the children, including by putting up CCTV cameras. A section of the guardians also demanded that the Principal of the school resign taking responsibility for the incident. The school authorities said they are extending cooperation to police and will also take necessary actions after the investigation are over.