Citing the minor’s statement, the police said Raju had sexually abused her repeatedly while she continued to remain under his unlawful custody.
The fifth standard girl, who lives with her mother and aunt, was attending the school’s annual day function on Friday, which began at 12.30 pm and ended around 5.45 pm.
“The man will be kept under police custody for the next two days,” a police inspector from Dindoshi police station said.
At least 106 women have come forward to file criminal complaints of sexual assault and robbery during the New Year’s Eve festivities, authorities said, including two accounts of rape.
The principal, who was arrested on Friday, had been in MIDC police custody till Tuesday.
The incident came to light after the boy told his mother that the principal touched him inappropriately when he was in the school toilet.
The Kheda police has launched a hunt for Sadhu Atmaswami, who is allegedly missing after the complaint was lodged in Naroda in Ahmedabad.
The accused confessed to the sexual assault in his shop and that he had been drunk at the time.
One more sailor, who is currently out of Mumbai, is wanted in the case, and is expected to be arrested soon.
The police arrested the accused from their residences on Friday night after recording the victims’ statements and subjecting them to medical tests.
Bhatt was alone when he called the girls from the class upstairs to his home on the ground floor and began fondling them
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The school has maintained that it could not be held responsible for the incident of sexual assault.
It looked apparent that the school did not take immediate action when the victim’s parents first reported the matter to the principal.
Manjit Singh, president of Chandigarh School Bus Operators’ Association, said that the proposal to have female staff seemed impractical.