Mumbai shocker: Peon rapes minor girl in Malad school’s washroom

Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a peon inside a renowned ICSE Board school in suburban Malad, Mumbai.

The accused has been arrested, the Maharashtra Police said on Tuesday.

The peon allegedly sexually assaulted the girl inside a washroom of the school between August 1 and 4, Senior Police Inspector of Dindoshi police station, Rajaram Vhanmane, said.

Her mother lodged a complaint on August 05.

A case on the charge of rape and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered, said the officer.

“We subsequently identified and apprehended the accused yesterday,” Vhanmane said, adding the accused was produced before a local court which remanded him in police custody till August 11.

In the wake of the incident, parents of other students assembled outside the school and staged a protest on Tuesday morning.

“The parents want assurance of safety of their children,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-12) Vinay Rathod said.