In a horrific incident, as reported by Indian Express, around 19 minor girls of a school run by South Delhi municipal corporation have alleged that they were molested by their physical education teacher inside the school premises.
The senior police officer of South district said that the accused has been working at the school for the last five years.
“The incident came to light when one of the victims refused to go to school. When her mother asked her why she didn’t want to go to school, she started crying and refused to speak. Later, she told her mother about it. She told her that the accused had been molesting her for the last one month on the pretext of teaching her exercises.”
The complaint was lodged with the police after victims’ parents staged a protest outside the school premises and demanded strict action against the accused. According to police, the accused threatened to kill the victim and her parents if she spoke about it to anyone.
This is appalling. Such issues are happening on a daily basis in our country. Of course, the risk of growing sensitized to such incidents is also on the rise. But not condemning such animal-like behaviour will be as big a wrong as not taking action against such barbarians.