According to the government, the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), in the report, said “unhindered access” was given to the accused to all parts of school.
According to a complaint filed by the woman’s father on Tuesday night, the supervisor allegedly raped his daughter at the construction site at Patolpada in Dahanu earlier this year.
When the victim threatened to approach the police against Gaikwad, he hatched a conspiracy and roped in a couple– Ashwini Dhumal and her husband Manoj Dhumal–associated with another major political party in the state.
The incident comes two days after a seven-year-old boy was gruesomely murdered for resisting sexual assault by a bus conductor in a Gurgaon school, which sent shock waves across the country.
The matter came to light after the girl complained of bleeding and pain in her private parts to her mother. She was taken to a hospital where her medical examination confirmed sexual assault, the police said.
After the crime, the accused forced the girl to wash herself in a nearby pond and handed her over to her boyfriend without her clothes, the police said.
The reluctance on the part of the two state governments comes while the Centre has persisted with all the other states and union territories to set up rape crisis cells or One Stop Centres. As a result of this push their numbers have gone up from a mere 16 last year to 151 until July 2017, as per official records of the women and child development ministry.
The Mumbai-based rape survivor, a student of class seven had sought permission to abort the foetus.
As per the complaint lodged by the girl with the Bazarpeth police in Kalyan yesterday, the two men raped her multiple times between February and August this year at various places, including her house in Khadakpada, at a lodge and godown in the same area and also a garden in Kalyan, the official said.
The woman said that over the next two years, she was raped several times in New York, London and the Bahamas by Guo, who she said demanded sex from female employees as a test of their loyalty. To prove her case, the woman kept her underwear, pregnancy tests and abortion pills as evidence, according to police documents.
The woman had approached police and filed a rape complaint on August 20, 2016, alleging that Ratan, also a PhD student, took her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her a copy of the movie, Sairat. She alleged that he offered her a drink which was spiked and raped her after she fell unconscious.
The CMO said that as per the hospital staff, the victim’s 8-year-old daughter, who was also living with her in the hospital, was present when the incident happened.
Based on the complaint lodged by the girl’s family members, the accused was arrested last night under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC and under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) Act, he said.
When amicus curiae Indira Jaising pointed out she will be discharged from hospital in the next two days, the court ordered that she should be provided counselling and other supportive services to help in her rehabilitation.
According to police, the complainant is a student of Class VI at a government school.