A day after receiving a complaint, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday issued summons to the principal and three other staff members of Maxfort School in Dwarka, where a four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a classmate on November 17.
"All necessary actions are being taken to help the investigating agency to probe the alleged incident", the schools legal adviser S Rajapa said.
But on Friday night, the child started crying and told her mother that her classmate had assaulted her using a pencil and his finger after unbuttoning her trousers in an empty classroom.
Though a case has been registered against the minor boy, the police said the incident has raised a question if he could be prosecuted for the offence under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). "We are examining those provisions even as we are handling the matter with utmost sensitivity", Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police's chief spokesperson. An NGO has been roped in to counsel the boy, he added.
On Friday, the victim returned home from her school and complained of pain in her private parts.
She stated that her daughter tried pushing him but could not get away as there was no staff around. According to police, the girl's mother approached them on Sunday after approaching the Delhi Commission for Women.
A case has been registered.
Victim's paediatrician and a hospital has confirmed the sexual assault. Her mother says she's now scarred for life and school would be a torture for her.
The mother of the girl has also alleged inaction by school authorities, she had complained to a schoolteacher via a "text messages" regarding the incident and the school reportedly did not assist the family.
According to Hindustan Times, the school's lawyer denied the mother's allegation of ayah not being present in the washroom.
Dr Samir Parikh, Fortis Healthcare's department of mental health and behavioural sciences Director speaking on the case said, "We must understand that it is absolutely not possible for a four-year-old to understand sexual behaviour".