Abused Cambridge girl gets nightmares of teacher 'uncle'

Abused Cambridge girl gets nightmares of teacher 'uncle'

The six-year-old girl student of The Indiranagar Cambridge School in HAL 3rd Stage, who was sexually abused by her teacher, is neither able to eat properly nor sleep. The child has been telling her parents that when she closes her eyes to sleep, she remembers what “uncle” did to her.

Even as the child is under trauma and the family is deeply shaken by the incident, the school management has so far neither called them nor visited them, the victim’s parents said. Demanding an answer from the management, the parents want the management representatives to come out in the open and talk to them and  other parents of the school.

Speaking to Deccan Herald on Sunday, the child’s father said: “I want my daughter’s life to be normal again. I want the school to be accountable in the case. I demand that they talk to us.” The child’s mother added: “My daughter still has fever and pain in the abdominal area. We are deeply disturbed by the incident and want a response from the school management.”

Ironically, the school has been sending messages to parents expressing its concern, which the parents felt was a farce. “Dear parent, this is to inform you that we are extremely shocked and saddened by this unfortunate incident as much as you are. We request you to kindly cooperate with us during this hour of crisis and extend your continued support,” the message read.

The school had also mailed the media, part of which read, “We once again committing ourselves to protect those who are placed in our care and guardianship at our premises. We continue to stand by the child and her family during this traumatic period.”

Meanwhile, the child had to be taken to Nimhans for counselling. The doctors at Nimhans have told the parents to bring the girl to the hospital for regular counselling to help her get back to normal. “The doctor said it could be three months or six or even two years but until the point our daughter feels better we have to take her to counselling,” the father said.

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