Kozhikode: In a shameful incident, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl has been allegedly sexually assaulted by her seniors at a private school at Parakkadav in the district in Kerala.
The incident took place on October 30 but came to light yesterday when the student of LKG class complained of health issues.
According to reports, two seniors are under scrutiny in the heinous case.
The accused allegedly took the victim to their school hostel when she was on her way to the bathroom.
Days after the incident, the child started showing signs of pain and uneasiness and told her parents of the torture she underwent. She was then taken to a hospital for medical examination and it was confirmed that she suffered sexual torture, police said.
Police at Valayam has registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, based on a complaint from the mother of the child.
The culprits are yet to be identified, police said.
Meanwhile, youth outfits of CPI(M) and BJP today conducted protest march to the school demanding action against the culprits.
The news came amid recurring incidents of sexual assault on minor girls in Karnataka schools.