In a horrifying incident, Police have arrested 11 people from Buldhana area of Maharashtra for allegedly raping 12 minor students of Nindhi Ashram School late Thursday night.
News 18 reported that seven out of those alleged rapists who have arrested are said to be teachers of the school and the remaining four are staffers. Another report of DNA said that Digambar Kharat, the headmaster of the school, was allegedly involved in the rape.
Reports say almost every employee of Nindhi Ashram School involved in this matter
If we talk about the report published in The Hindu saying the police have arrested sweeper Ittusingh Pawar, Kharat, superintendent-cum-rector Narayan Ambhore, assistant Swapnil Lakhe, cook Deepak Kokre, teachers Lalita Vajire, Mantha Kokre and Shewanta Raut, chairman of the school Gajanan Kokre, and trust members, Sanjay and Purushottam Kokre of the Nindhi Ashram School
Times of India reported that Kharat, Chairman of the school Gajanan Kokare trustees and other staff were arrested for not informing the police about the crime. All the 12girls are assumed to be the age group of 12-14 years. The report also said that the girls told their families about the assault after returning home for Diwali holidays.
Stomach pain reveals girl’s pregnancy
“During Diwali, many girls were running a playing, but three girls were sitting quietly at the corner. When we asked why they were not celebrating the moment, they told that they had a stomach pain and something feeling heavy in their stomachs. When we took them to the doctor, he told us they all were pregnant” DNA quoted Bulesterni Sati Bhosale, deputy sarpanch of Halkheda village as saying. Bhosale has also said that accused should be given capital punishment for this heinous crime.
Muktainagar MLA Eknath Khadse said that everything possible to help the girls and their families was being done.
SIT formed to investigate this case
A special investigative Team (SIT) has been formed under the leadership of IPS office Shweta Khedekar to investigate this case.
The Times of India report said that a panel report had pointed out that at least 800 students have died in such ashram schools over 10 years due to lack of sanitation and security, medical neglect and food poisoning.