Sexual violence in school?

Where is the world coming to? Seven-year-old student? Kendriya Vidyalaya? Was this guy retarded enough to believe that he could get away with this? How did they hire such a sick character at the school?

[Source: CNN-IBN]A seven-year-old student in Chennai has alleged that she was raped by a school employee at the Kendriya Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar. The student’s parents say the girl was asked by a teacher to go to a classroom where a man was waiting with chocolates. The man turned out be the lab assistant who took her to a room and allegedly raped her. The incident has shocked parents of students studying at the school. “We just want more transparency,” says Lata.

Meanwhile, parents of the victim have filed a complaint based on which the police have begun investigations. But the school authorities maintain they are not at fault. “We assure you none of our teachers are in the wrong. We are conducting an inquiry and anyone found guilty will be severely dealt with,” says Assistant Commissioner, Kendra Vidyalaya Sanghatan, Chennai region, E Prabhakar.

Often I have read news from across the world about rapists and psychopaths molesting/sexually assaulting helpless children and often wondered how could they do this? I mean, whats exactly going through their mind when they try to pull off something as stupid and sick as this?

I wouldn’t be surprised if this lab assistant is found guilty and then gets away with a minimum punishment like suspension. I strongly believe that the government should have a database of criminals and these characters (if found guilty) should be enlisted in that database as child molesters. And other organizations that have anything to do with children should check this database before hiring anyone. Of course, that still doesn’t mean that the hired person is 100% OK. It probably just means that he hasn’t been caught so far. But, its one step ahead in protecting our children against these monsters. Then again, this is not an isolated incident. These have been happening for years and it will continue to happen in future too. Still, we have to look at what we can do to minimize it.

The parents send their kids to school believing that they are safe inside the campus. They trust the teachers and other school employees with lives of their beloved ones. How could an educated teacher play part in this? Well, Maybe I am jumping the gun here. Maybe we should just wait till the police investigates and hopefully find the truth.

9 Comments so far

  1. neoflys (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    news is shocking, but i will not be surprised if police finds out that the whole rape thing is a false hoax. Indian tv media just picks up any news that sells without authenticating the facts and tarnishing the image of the city. bloody tv channels

  2. neoflys (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    news is shocking, but i will not be surprised if police finds out that the whole rape thing is a false hoax. Indian tv media just picks up any news that sells without authenticating the facts and tarnishing the image of the city. down with the hopeless news channels

  3. Vivek (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    There you go, here is another proof, the teacher rapes a 7-year old child. Where is India heading to man? Doomsday?

  4. Musafir (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 9:15 am

    I happened to catch the story on But how come there are no references anywhere else. Not a single channel on TV ran such a story. Makes one wonder whether the story was true and is being covered up (after all the school’s reputation is at stake here) or probably the whole thing was just a hoax.

  5. beachsundal (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:14 am

    While the news is indeed shocking, it definitely causes one to wonder as to why no other channels or news papers carried this as commented by Musafir and Neoflys. Stiff competition within the media industry could be one reason why such baseless matters are publicized. Sheer advertisement, I should say!

  6. Chenthil (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:55 am

    It was covered in The Hindu, Indian Express too. No parent will play hoax with something as serious this.

  7. Chenthil (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:58 am
  8. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    We saw the article in the newspaper. My wife asked, “But what has a seven-year old got for a man?”. But some such men are so sick that they will do this to much younger children than seven, to babies even.

    Certainly, I find it incomprehensible too. Once a girl reaches a certain age, nature itself decrees that she has certain attractions. But we are not supposed to be indiscriminate animals and, the law, morals, responsibility, so many things decree that that girl is still a child, and should be regarded and respected as a child, for some years after she approaches and passes puberty.

    This is the tip only of a terrible iceberg. Studies have revealed frighteningly high statistics of child abuse. And most child abuse, world-wide, is not by strangers, but but by family members and other known, trusted people.

    Rape, of course, is an abhorrent crime, whatever the age of the victim.

  9. Rajesh (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

    This news was printed on Deccan Chronicle too. We were shocked at first because the newspaper played it safe by not giving the name of the school and thus creating anxiety in the minds of parents whose kids are in other schools as well.

    Another disturbing news to add here was reported by IBN live. The incident happened in Delhi. Some medical authorities decided to conduct physical examination of students at a school. But they did not find it necessary to inform the parents. According to the medical officer, he did not had enough time to inform the parents and it was the duty of the school authorities.

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