Haryana: Class-I student attempts to rape classmate; booked under POSCO
In a shocking incident, a student of Class-I has been booked for attempting to rape his classmate in Sirsa, Haryana. According to reports, the incident occurred at the government school where the victim and the accused studied during the lunch break. However, the accused is yet to be identified as the victim doesn't know him by name. Here are more details.
Victim initially complained of stomach ache; receiving treatment
According to Hindustan Times, the victim returned home crying one day, complaining about a stomach ache. The mother, who lives in a nearby village, then took her to a nearby doctor, who referred the victim to the Civil Hospital in Sirsa. Thereafter, the incident came to light when doctors at the hospital informed the police. The victim is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
Police received complaint from victim's mother: DSP
Notably, Sirsa Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajesh Kumar said, "The police got a complaint from the mother of the victim, a resident of a nearby village." Kumar added, "She said her daughter studies in Class 1 and one of her classmates attempted to rape her in the school during lunch break." The victim told the police she can identify the accused by face.
Police booked accused under Section 6/18 of POCSO
The police have booked the unidentified accused under Section 6/18 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act based on the complaint filed by the victim's mother. Once the victim is discharged, she'll be taken to school to identify the accused. However, the DSP added, "There is no provision of punishment under the law if a child is below seven years of age."