CBSE to Quickly cancel Affiliation of School where a Student was Gang-Raped

21 Sep, 2018
CBSE to quickly cancel affiliation of school

CBSE to Quickly cancel Affiliation of School – Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Uttarakhand School Education Secretary mentioned in his letter to CBSE Secretary that the State Government recommendation on cancellation of school’s affiliation would lay adverse impact on about 357 students.

CBSE has speed up its process of cancelling the affiliation of school post unveiling of the incident of girl student gang rape at a boarding school in Dehradun.

CBSE’s Regional Officer in Dehradun, Ranbir Singh, stated, “I intimated about the incident to the headquarters of CBSE in Delhi as soon as it came into light. Moreover, I urged the CBSE for cancellation of the school’s affiliation.”

The letter contains the overview of the incident – rape of the minor girl by four boys of the school, three of them are minors and one is an adult and also about the negligence of school management towards the prescribed norms.

The letter also stated that the school has not installed CCTV cameras on the hostel gates and in classrooms even after warning for the same by CBSE and Chief Education Officer in Dehradun.

In the letter, Aulakh also exhibited his concern about 357 students in the school asking for the provision where in the students of the school must be transferred to other CBSE affiliated scools before the cancellation of affiliation.

Results of Medical Test Hinted for Rape

The victim’s family was initially not ready to take any action against the culprits with the fear of defamation of their child. However, later on they have lodged an FIR in Sahaspur Police Station on Monday, 6 days after the incident took place.

The police have given complete assurance to the girl’s family that her identity would be kept under veil during the legal proceedings.

Nivedita Kukreti, Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police, quoted that the medical reports of the girl are pointing towards the incident of rape. As per the report of the tests that were conducted after the time of one month from the incident date, there was definitely some sexual assault, the injuries in the body are the signs of rape.

Naresh Rathod, Sahaspur Station House Officer, stated that the pregnancy report of the girl is yet to come.

One of the school staff, in spite of reporting the case to the police, had daunted the girl and provided her the medicines that can terminate the pregnancy if any from the rape incident and the one is presently in Dehradun jail along with the adult rape accused. The other three minor accused are in Juvenile correction home in Haridwar.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.

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