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Bangalore: Teacher arrested for raping six-year-old

Oct 31, 2014 12:29 PM IST India India

Bangalore: The teacher accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in a reputed Bangalore school has been arrested by the police on Friday. Police arrested the 40-year-old after interrogating him in the case.

This is the fourth such incident reported from Bangalore where minor girls have been targeted and that too in renowned schools.

Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi condemned the spate in crime against children. She called for a change in the mindset. "When we change the mentality, it'll have an impact on all the things," she said.

These incidents have left the parents anxious. "We are very scared to send our children to the school," said a worried parent. "Whenever we protest they say they'll do lathicharge, if this happens to their daughter they'll know the pain," said another.

Some parents have called for a thorough background check of the teaching and other school staff. "Important thing is they should do a background check of the staff that they are recruiting," said a parent.

Jagmati Sangwan of All India Democratic Women's Association too expressed concern over the incident as she said, "All of these have taken place in private schools. This is very concerning and there is definitely an element of failure to ensure the safety of girl students."

The rape of the 6-year-old comes a week after a 3-year-old girl was raped in the IT city. People even took to the streets in the past few months demanding safety of their children in schools.