A five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a peon inside a classroom in a school in north east Delhi’s Shahdara on Saturday. The 40-year-old accused has been arrested. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an investigation into the case.”Shameful. Won’t be tolerated. Police doing its job. Ordered magisterial enquiry. Will develop protocol 4 all schools 2 ensure children safety (sic),” tweeted Mr Kejriwal. Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot said that a report will be submitted in three days.
Police said the Vikas was under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly committed the crime. The peon, however, denied sexually assaulting the child. “There are cameras in the school premises, the girl should see and identify. I did not rape her,” he told reporters. When asked whether he was drunk, he said, “I have a quarter everyday, so what?” The incident comes a day after a seven-year-old boy was killed allegedly by a bus conductor inside a toilet in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School. The Class 2 child was murdered after the conductor allegedly tried to sexually assault the boy.