Mumbai: Two minor boys were sexually assaulted and ragged by their seniors at a Vedic school in Parbhani district of Maharashtra.
Although the incident occurred at Ganesh Ved Pathshala between August 26 and September 12, it came to light recently. The police on Sunday arrested the school director and detained two juveniles in connection with the case.
According to sources, the victims, aged between 9 and 10 years, were allegedly ragged and their private parts tied with string by the accused. The parents of the two victims had lodged complaints in this regard on September 12.
Although the boys had complained to the Ved Pathshala director, Sudhir Kulkarni, about the inhuman treatment they were subjected to in the guise of ragging, their pleas were remained unaddressed.
Cases were registered against the accused under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), of IPC and provisions of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
The arrested director was produced in a local court which sent him to judicial custody. On the other hand, the two accused students were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board which sent them to a remand home.