A large crowd of parents has gathered outside a school in Kolkata on Tuesday to protest against the administration after a five-year-old girl child was allegedly molested by one of the male teachers in the school. While the incident took place a few days ago, the parents of the minor victim had filed a complaint with the school administration demanding strict action to be taken against the school teacher. But even after so many days of the complaint, the authorities at Dhakuria Binodini High School did not take any action against the accused teacher.
Taking things in their own hands, the victim’s parents along with other locals in the region have been protesting outside the school in the South Kolkata region for justice for their five-year-old child on Monday. As the agitation of the crowd went out of control, the police officials, who were present at the spot, tried to control the angry mob with lathi charge. Some of the people have got injured during the protest also.
The school authorities did not speak up on the matter as they stayed within the school premises to avoid the angry crowd. The police officials also did not let the parents enter the school. According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East division) Kaylan Mukherjee, the parents of the victim did not file any complaint with the police until now.
In an earlier incident in July 2018, a two-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted in a school in South Kolkata. While the father of the victim registered a complaint against the accused with the police under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, no strict action or arrest took place in the matter.
With the increasing cases of child sexual abuse in India, hundreds of girls and boys in the country are being sexually abused within homes and outside. They are abused by families and known persons. The perpetrator can be anyone who exploits the child's vulnerability to gain sexual gratification.