Vasco burns over rape of 7-yr old student

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 15 January 2013 23:26 IST

The port town of Vasco observed a spontaneous and voluntary bandh today since morning in protest of a rape incident involving seven-year student.

The second grade student was sexually abused in the school toilet next to the office of the headmistress during recess yesterday, by an unidentified person, police said on Tuesday.

Students, parents and other citizens marched in the city demanding immediate arrest of the accused, who is still absconding.

After interrogating several people, the police have released sketch of the accused.

The police has also announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for providing information regarding the accused.

The protestors in the meanwhile have demanded that the headmistress be also dismissed from her service for sheer negligence.

The incident came to light after the minor complained of pain and was referred for medical examination.

The protests had begun from last night itself as parents gathered outside the school premises.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar rushed to the schools to pacify the parents. He also assured them the accused will not be spared.

While the education department declared a two-day holiday to pacify the protests, it spread throughout the city today morning with closing of shops and even public transport. 

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Its really hurting and disgusting, people are worst than animals, Its question of women safety and pride in our country, candidates with rape charges and women crimes are given election tickets and what about the fast track court, stricker laws and their implementation. This is not time to be ignorant, govt has to take some measurement steps to protect womens and girls from this brutality, strengthen the education system to give positive and morale boosting exposure to children to help them for being responsible citizen, rape cases increases day by days , we want to live in safe place in india whether it is metro city or small town of goa.

- Darshana Vijay Sonulekar, Vasco | 16 th January 2013 22:07

 

It is high time people of india, wake up please we are been taken for granted. It deosnt matter which government is in power but they have to seriously change the laws regarding rape and murder, they should hanged till death in their very first attempt. its my request to our beloved Mr CM Parrikar Bab to do atleats something for goa in this regards.

- vijay sonulekar, vasco | 16 th January 2013 07:40

 

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