Bangalore police book Vibgyor school chairman for suppressing rape incident

The police filed the chargesheet against the chairman of the Vibgyor school and the two staff members at the Varthur branch.

Written by Santosh Kumar R B | Bangalore | Published:October 24, 2014 12:46 pm

The chairman of a private school chain has been chargesheeted by the Bangalore police for withholding information regarding the rape of a six-year-old child at a city branch of the school in July this year. Two gym instructors who were arrested for the sexual assault on the first standard student at the Vibgyor School have been chargesheeted for rape and under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The police filed the chargesheet against the chairman of the Vibgyor school and the two staff members at the Varthur branch of the school in a trial court on Tuesday even as a fresh incident of sexual assault on a three-year-old child was reported from the Orchids International School in north Bangalore.

The Joint Commissioner of Police for law and order (east) KV Shararth Chandra said that the police filed a chargesheet before the trial court against gym instructors Lalgiri, (21) and Waseem Pasha (28) for rape and under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

Police said that Rusthum Kerilwala the chairman of the Vibgyor chain of schools was charged under section 202 of the Indian Penal Code for intentionally suppressing information regarding the offence. The 750-page includes the statements of more than 70 witnesses.

A skating instructor had been initially arrested for the rape of the five-year-old child following intense public pressure on the police to show results in their investigations. The skating instructor was later released after he was found to be innocent.

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