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Delhi CM Kejriwal Suspends Govt School Teachers, Vice-principal Over Sexual Assault Case

CM Arvind Kejriwal in alleged sexual assault incident in a Delhi Government School ordered suspension of the teachers and the vice-principal.

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Simran Singh
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: X

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (August 29) ordered the immediate suspension of the concerned teachers and vice principal who failed to report the incident of sexual assault to the police after one of the students from a government school in the national capital informed them about it.

On the CM's direction, Education Minister Atishi wrote to the Directorate of Education to ensure rigorous training of all the principals and teachers on the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) to avoid such incidents in the future.

Atishi assured that the Delhi government is unwavering in its commitment to a safe and secure environment in the schools for the holistic development of the students.

"The CM has directed that while the criminal proceedings into the matter will continue, the concerned teachers and vice principal should be suspended immediately. Disciplinary action should be initiated against them for failing to report the matter to the police," Delhi Minister Atishi said.

This comes after reports of two students at a government school in Rohini who were allegedly sexually assaulted by six classmates in April came to light. 

According to the police, two teachers and the principal of the school who were aware of the incident allegedly did not report the crime and asked the two survivors - students of Class 8 - and their parents not to reveal the incident to anyone.

Following complaints from the survivors, two cases were lodged at Shahbad Dairy police station under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (Pocso) Act. Meanwhile, four of the six suspects were apprehended and produced before the child welfare committee (CWC), said deputy commissioner of police (outer north) Ravi Kumar Singh.

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