Mangaluru, Mar 15, 2015 : Parents of the three year old child, an LKG student of a private school at Tokkottu who are shocked and shattered over the incident wherein their daughter was allegedly sexually abused by the school van driver, have on March 15, Sunday demanded justice in the case.
Speaking to reporters at the Central Muslim Committee Hall at Bunder, they also accused the school management of being apathetic to the grave issue. The incident had reportedly taken place on March 15 when the driver of the school van of the Mangalore One School at Tokkottu had sexually assaulted the girl while after dropping all other children back home.
Former mayor Ashraf, the President of the Samyukta Muslim Jamaat who also spoke, charged the school of non-co-operation and also alleged that the school had warned the parents of the child against taking the issue to the police. He further alleged that the school management warned the parents of registering case against them for creating chaos in school.
Ashraf even stated that the school van had tinted glass and that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He further even accused the state government of not taking the issue seriously and took strong exception to the failure of the CM who was in the district on March 14, Saturday as also the District Minister to speak up on the issue.
“The police are not disclosing the medical report though the report by Lady Goschen Hospital has confirmed the sexual assault,” Ashraf said and alleged that the hospital authorities turned down their request to see the report.
Ashraf also warned of severe protest if justice is not done to the child.
The child’s mother Zareena who was in tears said “ My child arrived late that day and was dull. I noticed wound on her thigh and also that she was bleeding when she said she wanted to go to the toilet. When asked, the child explained in her own language. She also said that the driver had stopped the van on roadside and did something to her.”
She alleged that the school management refused to talk on the issue. She also stated that the accused driver was under the influence of alcohol when he was summoned to the school later that evening.
She said she wanted justice to her daughter and added she does not want such a thing to happen to any other child.
The child’s father Mohammad Rafique, Hameed Kudroli, Vice President of Akhila Bharatha Beary Parishad and others were present at the press meet.