In a gruesome incident, a 4-year-old girl was sexually assaulted inside the premises of an "upmarket" Delhi school allegedly by her classmate.
The horrendous incident happened on Friday during school hours inside the classroom when the teacher was out of the class and an attendent was looking after the students.
The classmate of the 4-year-old victim, also aged 4, allegedly put a "sharpened pencil" and his finger inside her private parts, leaving the child wounded and in trauma.
A case has been registered but the police is also taking legal advice from experts as the minimum age of criminal responsibility is seven and anyone below the age can’t be held responsible of any crime.
The mother of the victim is demanding action against school for dereliction of duties but no case of criminal negligence has been registered against the school so far.
"The teacher's negligence is also very clearly visible. I paid a bomb as school fee, handed then my child hoping that she is safe in school, what is considered a second home, in the custody of her second mother, teacher, only to be let down," NDTV quoted the mother of the victim.
“The school should be booked for scarring my innocent child for no fault of hers and letting something like this to happen in the classroom, she added.
Victim’s paediatrician and a hospital has confirmed the sexual assault.