In an incident reported from Latur district of Maharashtra, a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by an Army jawan in April has been expelled from her school. The school took the step to ‘maintain the dignity of the institution’ say reports.
"My school has suspended my admission saying their reputation will be tarnished if I continue to study there," the victim claimed.
However, the district administration has a different story to tell.
“In our initial investigation, we have learnt that the girl was not expelled. Her brother had requested for a transfer,” said Latur district collector G Shrikant. He added, “We are still probing the incident. Things will be more clear after the inquiry is over.”
Another official said, “The victim and her brother asked for transfer certificate on July 19. The school provided them with the certificate the very next day.”
The Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar has asked the Latur Police to submit a factual report in the case.
The culprit is yet to be arrested.