Dehradun, October 18: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly denied admission in a private school in Dehradun as she was gang-raped in a boarding school recently. The lawyer of the rape survivor wrote a letter on behalf of the minor’s parents to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and state education minister Arvind Pandey, asking them to take “strict legal action” against the school. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the survivor's lawyer, Advocate Aruna Negi Chauhan also demanded a cancellation of the school’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliation.
Chauhan further said that the survivor’s parents tried to get her admission into many private schools of the city, but they all refused. She added saying that few schools did not give the parents any explanation, but one private school told them that they cannot give admission to her as she is a rape victim. Watching Porn Leads to Rape? Four Dehradun Class XII Boys Sexually Assault Junior After Watching Adult Clips on Mobile Phones.
The report further informs that the girl had been allegedly gang-raped by four students of her former boarding school in August. The minor had informed school authorities, but they kept quiet and shut the matter. The incident came to light September, when the girl informed her elder sister that she might be pregnant. Soon after, Dehradun’s senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti was tipped off and the four boys were taken into custody. Dehradun Horror: Class 10 Student Gang-Raped by Seniors, School Staff Tries to Terminate Pregnancy.
Meanwhile, the boarding school’s director, principal, administration officer, his wife and hostel caretaker were also arrested for alleged destruction of evidence. Reports mention that the CBSE had discontinued the school’s affiliation as its response to a show cause notice was “evasive and insensitive”.
The lawyer of the survivor has also written to senior superintendent of Uttarakhand police, demanding an investigation into how the girl’s identity was revealed. The report informs that the parents of the girl got her admitted to a school in a different state.