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Class II Student Sexually Assaulted in Bengaluru, Teacher Arrested

Bengaluru, Jan 07: Another case of sexual exploitation of minor school girls has come to light in the IT hub Bengaluru where a class II student was allegedly molested by her teacher inside the school premises.

The incident took place few days back in the school where the minor girl (7) was allegedly sexually assaulted by the Physical Education teacher. The accused has been taken into custody by the police now following the complaint.

The incident sparked protests by several parents here today against the molestation of the school girl. The protesters demanded the school authorities to hand over the accused to them for the punishment.

After the agitation intensified, police were forced to resort to mild lathicharge to disperse the crowd from the school.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi also confirmed that a seven-year-old school girl was sexually assaulted in her school and the accused teacher has been taken into custody.

He appealed to the public to remain calm and warned that the police would not allow them to take law into their own hands.

Earlier, the city witnessed several protests against the molestation of the minor girls. In 2014, several cases of sexual exploitation of school girls were reported from Bangalore.

The growing number of cases in this one year suggested that city is not safe for the school girls, who may be the victim of men's lust any time, be it in school or anywhere.

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