According to a report in Hindustan Times a student of standard one was booked for attempting to rape his classmate at Sirsa in Haryana. The horrific incident came to light after the doctors who were treating the victim at Sirsa Civil Hospital contacted Sirsa Sadar Police Station.
Cops booked the accused under Section 6/18 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother.
As per the same report, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajesh Kumar told mediapersons, “The police got a complaint from the mother of the victim, a resident of a nearby village. She said her daughter studies in Class 1 and one of her classmates attempted to rape her in the school during the lunch break. The victim told the police that she doesn’t know the name of the accused, but can identify him by face. Right now, the victim is under treatment at civil hospital and soon the police will take her to the school for identification of the accused. Though, there is no provision of punishment under the law if a child is below seven years’ of age.”
Reportedly, the victim returned home crying and also complained of a stomachache. That’s when her mother took her to a nearby doctor, who then advised that the girl be taken to the civil hospital, where she was later treated.