Bangalore, 21 July-2014, NDTV: A roller skating instructor arrested for the alleged rape of a six-year-old in an elite school in Bangalore had been sacked from his previous school, the police today said.
Mustafa or Munna, 30, was arrested on Sunday. The police found videos of children being raped on his laptop and mobile.
He was dismissed from Deen’s school, but they have not shared the reason they dismissed him, said Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar.
A father of a three-year-old girl, Mustafa had been training children at the Vibgyor High School since 2011. The police say they are investigating whether he abused other children.
While they are still looking for a second accused, the police say the school may also be charged, either in a separate FIR or police complaint, or the same.
The incident has spurred big changes in schools. This morning, students at the prestigious Bishop Cotton Girls School were informed about a new pass system for their pick up by guardians or school buses.
The city’s police have also decided to have Deputy Commissioners of Police going to every school to talk about background checks.
The six-year-old first grade student was allegedly raped on July 2. The child was reportedly sent out of class for “misbehaving” and asked to stay in an empty room used for storing gym equipment. She was allegedly assaulted there.
Her mother found out about the assault seven days later, when a private nursing home hinted that the child could have been raped.
The first arrest in the case follows days of protest and online campaigns by furious parents.
Hundreds of parents in the IT hub have taken to the streets and social media demanding tough action, not just against the alleged attackers but also against the school for not protecting the child.
A crowd of activists from the BJP’s student wing ABVP protested outside the school this morning, waving party flags.