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The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to hand over the Likabali based Residential School rape case to the officer in charge of Itanagar women police station under the supervision of IGP (Central) Garima Bhatnagar.

Updated: Aug 30, 2013, 15:28 PM IST

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to hand over the Likabali based Residential School rape case to the officer in charge of Itanagar women police station under the supervision of IGP (Central) Garima Bhatnagar.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who convened a high level meeting here on Friday issued directives that the school children involved in the incident need not be called for recording their statements at the police station but the police may contact them at their respective homes for the purpose, official sources said today.

Vipin Wisvan, the hostel warden and a teacher of Likabali-based ?Green Valley Residential School? was arrested on Tuesday last for allegedly raping and molesting 14 minor girl students for the past three years.

The incident came to light when a few students of the school on Tuesday managed to report it at the Likabali police station.

The accused was produced before a local court yesterday and remanded to 14 days police custody.

Tuki gave strict instructions for speedy investigation into the case and thereafter its trial on fast track. He also directed that all medical and legal help to the victims be provided by the state government free of cost.

An amount of Rs 10 lakh would be placed with the West Siang district administration for the purpose, sources said.

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It was also decided that the West Siang deputy commissioner would immediately constitute a committee to enquire and examine the functioning of the Green Valley School, Likabali, so that education of the students of the school do not suffer and proper arrangements made for them to attend classes.

The committee will have to submit the report to the chief secretary within 15 days, the sources said.

In order to prevent recurrence of similar incidents and to reign in functioning of schools, it has been decided that committees headed by deputy directors of school education (DDSEs) of each district under the supervision of respective deputy commissioners should be constituted to examine all private institutions and schools in their respective districts.

These committees will enquire if all these educational institutions have affiliation, permission to function and are following all rules and regulations of the education department as per the Right to Education Act. A report on this will have to be placed by the respective deputy commissioners within three months to the education commissioner,the sources said.

Meanwhile, a medical board has been constituted by the government with four specialist doctors to assist in the investigation, the sources said.

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