Mormugao police on Tuesday morning arrested the teacher and head clerk of a school at Headland Sada on charges of negligence in the 2013 Vasco school rape case.
Speaking to Herald, Mormugao Police Inspector Shailesh Narvekar stated that soon after the incident of sexual assault on the minor girl in the school toilet, the Mormugao police had registered an offence of negligence against the school headmistress, school management and the teacher and head clerk.
“During the course of investigation, the teacher and head clerk were found to be negligent and accordingly they were arrested on Tuesday morning under Sections 336, 337 r/w 34 of IPC, Section 8 of Children’s Act and 3(2) of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act,” informed PI Narvekar.
PI Narvekar further informed that the teacher and head clerk were later released on bail by the court and Mormugao DySP Laurence D’Souza is further investigating the case.
It may be recalled that on January 14, 2013, the minor girl of the school was allegedly sexually assaulted in the school toilet and the police had filed an offence of negligence against the headmistress, the school management and others. Later, the rape case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation for investigation, while the negligence case was probed by the DySP Mormugao.