Two year old sexually assaulted at play school in south Kolkata

In December last year, an allegation of sexual assault on a kindergarten student at a south Kolkata school triggered massive protests by parents.

A two-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted at a play school in south Kolkata’s Behala area earlier this week. The alleged incident occurred on Monday and the matter came to light on Thursday, a day after the parents lodged a police complaint at Thakurpukur Police station.

The FIR registered under Sections 4 & 6 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 mentions that the child went to the play school located on Diamond Harbour Road in Sakher Bazar area on the morning of July 2, where he was subjected to “aggravated penetrative sexual assault by unknown persons of the school."

In the complaint to the police, the father of the child said that the Principal of play school denied their request to provide the CCTV footage of the particular day. He said that the school authorities had said that they do not have CCTV footage from June 26 to July 3.

“When my son came out of the play school he was crying. He was not able to stand or sit. The doctor suggested that we visit the school and check the CCTV footage,” the father of the child said. The parents took the child to a State run health facility where his medical examination was done.

Representatives of the play school said that they had organised “a doctor’s day event in the school on Monday” when a doctor medically examined the children.

“This child however was not checked by the doctor. He was with the teachers and nanny in another room and at 11.30 am the parents came and picked the child up. They only came 24 hours later making these allegations,” the play school representative told journalists.

In December last year, an allegation of sexual assault on a kindergarten student at a south Kolkata school triggered massive protests by parents. The school had to be closed for weeks before arrests were made and the principal of the school was removed from office.

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