Bangalore: Assuring swift action into the alleged sexual assault of a three-and-half-year-old girl student at a private school, Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah on Friday directed police to take action against the institution's management.
Siddaramaiah's statement comes a day after the state government decided to file a criminal case against the institution for violating several rules.
There has been a huge outrage over the alleged sexual assault of the girl student in Orchid The International School here on October 21.
According to the complaint, the girl was crying when her mother picked her from the school in Jalahalli and was not behaving normal and had symptoms of fever.
While the girl initially told her mother that someone beat her up, she later said she was sexually abused.
A case was registered late Tuesday under sections of Pocso Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint by the child's father.
This is the third incident of a minor girl student being allegedly sexually assaulted on school campus in the city in the last four months.
An eight year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her 63-year-old teacher inside her school premises over a period of time, with the offence coming to fore in early August, barely a month after the "gang-rape" of a six-year-old girl at Vibgyor High School in the city evoked public outrage.
The Vibgyor school incident saw public erupt in anger on the streets leading to police issuing stringent guidelines to schools to ensure safety of children and the government amending the Goondas Act to bring sexual offences under its ambit.