Two teachers have been arrested after they allegedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a school toilet. The woman’s parents realized something was wrong with their daughter when she came home from school to Nov. 30 complaining of pain in her genitals. The woman’s mother noticed blood in her daughter’s pee and suspected a urinary tract infection, according to The Times of India.
The mother took the woman to a pediatrician who stunned the parents with all the news that their daughter showed signs of sexual attack.
“When prodded, she said two educators touched her private parts,” the woman’s father said, according to The Times.
The girl’s parents instantly took her into a police station where they filed a report. The young girl gave a video statement and later identified the teachers that allegedly assaulted her out of photos.
Abhishek Ray, 32, and Mohammad Mofizuddin, 30, both physical education teachers, were detained by police on Dec. 1.
The 2 men teach in the GD Birla Centre for Education, a mostly-girls faculty in Kolkata, India.
“I’d spent so much money to receive my daughter admitted in this college and may never imagine she would need to manage such abuse,” the women father said, according to India Today. “I don’t think any child is safe in that college.”
Partha Chatterjee, the West Bengal education minister, said he’s investigating the alleged attack with the “extreme seriousness.” “Strongest punishment ought to be given to those accountable for the episode.” According to Chatterjee, a similar incident was reported in the faculty in 2014.
After learning of the arrests, angry parents and guardians surrounded the college in protest, demanding the primary’s resignation.
“Can it be too much to expect the college to simply guarantee my child’s protection on the campus?” 1 parent said, according to The Times.
The school’s main, Sharmila Nath, met with parents, trying to assure them with information that security cameras would be installed in the faculty over winter break.
“Give us a time,” she said, according to India Today. “Our top priority is safety. A police investigation is underway, give us some time. I’m assuring all of the parents that security is top concern for us.”
For many, the principal’s assurances were not enough.
“The accused teachers have yet to be suspended and the college hasn’t taken any action yet,” she explained, according to India Today. “They don’t have any answers as to why CCTV hadn’t been installed despite documents of a previous episode three decades back. We will submit a report on the authorities and subject them a note.”