Haryana: The police on Sunday arrested two staff members of Om Public School on charges of gang-raping a student over a letter.
Police action comes after an anonymous letter, believed to have been written by the victim, was sent to Prime Minister, President of India, chief minister and district-level officers.
In the letter, the victim mentioned that two school staff members, school building inspector Sukhbir and accountant Karanveer had sexually exploited her in school and at various hotels. And, now the accused were compelling her to bring her friend to a hotel.
The matter, according to the victim, was also brought to the notice of the class teacher and school principal, but they did not take any action against the accused employees.
“I wanted to commit suicide, but was supported by my friend. We also spoke to our class in-charge who assured that she will speak to the principal who had said that “this happens”. I also decided to speak to the director, but it appeared useless. Then wrote to you Modi uncle as my life has been spoiled. But, I saved my friend. I could not tell this to my parents as I belong to a rural area. My brother would have killed me. I am to die but after these people are punished. I will commit suicide if no action is taken. School Director will be responsible for my suicide,” the letter said.
The police on Sunday also questioned school managing director, principal and other staff. The CCTV camera footage is also being scanned. Gohana SDM Subhita Dhaka along with a team of women and Child Development Department also visited the school.
“We are investigating the case thoroughly. The accused are being questioned and a case has been registered. The victim has neither mentioned her name nor her class or any contacts in the letter. The school sexual harassment committee has not received any complaint. The investigation is on,” DSP Gohana, Mukesh Jakhar said.
Meanwhile, the school management has refuted the allegations and said the allegations were being levelled to sully the image of the school.
“If the allegations are true, strict action will be taken against the accused employees. The school will render all sorts of help to the victim if she comes forward,” says Nirmala Lathar, managing director, Om Public School.