Hyderabad: Women Helpers Assault 3-year-old in a Pre-School, Insert Stones in Private Parts: In an awful case reported from Hyderabad, a three-and-half-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by two women helpers at a private pre-school. The incident happened in Madhapur area of Hyderabad, on Sunday.
According to a complaint filed by the victim’s mother with Madhapur police on April 10, the women helpers inserted stones in her daughter’s private parts at the school, the police said.
Police sources said the child was taken to a hospital after she started having nightmares. Later, bloodstains were detected on her clothes as well.
She was taken initially to a private hospital in Kondapur and then to the premier government’s hospital of the city, the Niloufer hospital. Doctors at the hospital where she received treatment, said she was violated with sticks and stones. She has been discharged from the hospital.
“It was claimed that the ayahs (who were taking care of the children) had inserted a stone in the private parts of the child. The child was sent for medical examination,” said Venkateswara Rao, a senior officer of the local police.
A case under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered, police said.
The police have identified the accused helpers, but they are escapee and the search is on to get them arrested, the officer said.
The horrifying case has shocked the rights activists. Achyutha Rao, the Hyderabad-based child-rights activist, has demanded immediate arrest of the accused and said that the institution must be closed for failing to provide safety to the child.
Cases of child abuse have been increasing in Telangana. According to the reports, Hyderabad has witnessed more than 30 such cases by March this year. Five years ago, following a series of cases in Bengaluru, the city police had laid down a set of tough guidelines for the city’s schools that involved the installation of security cameras in the school premises.