Senior cops meet parents of Vibgyor High students

The South-East Division Police on Saturday held a meeting with the parents of children studying at Vibgyor High School in Marathalli, where a six-year-old student was raped recently.

At the meeting, which took place at the Koramangala police station, the parents and the police authorities discussed several issues relating to the ongoing investigations into the rape and the latest status of the implementation of the safety guidelines in schools.

“The police noted that they were looking at allegations that the school had a hand in covering up the incident and they assured us that the investigation will be carried out at all levels,” said a parent.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Dr Rohini Katoch told Deccan Herald:

“An interaction session was held with the parents to address apprehensions and fears among the parents about the safety of their children at the school. A few parents wanted to know if everything was in place and if the police had verified the implementation of child safety guidelines issued by the police commissioner. Senior officers detailed the steps taken by the police to ensure the safety guidelines.”

Senior officers explained that they had not been able to glean sufficient evidence to establish that the school management hushed up the matter. They told the parents that they would make all efforts to unearth more details and ensure justice to the victim and her family.

Issues related to the POSCO Act, 2012, and implementation of safety guidelines in the school were also taken up at the meeting.

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