Woman accuses school admin of influencing police investigation, seeks help from SCPCR
The chairperson of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) Usha Negi recently received a complaint letter from a woman accusing a school warden of physically abusing and harassing her son in the school hostel during the lockdown. According to the complaint letter, the mother lives in Greater Noida and when the school administration asked her to take her son home before the lockdown commenced in the country, she could not come to Dehradun due to her medical issues at that time. She claimed in the letter that she tried various means like contacting Dehradun police for help but they declined saying that they cannot make any arrangements to send the child outside Uttarakhand in the lockdown.
Moreover, she further averred that the school administration assured her that they will take care of her son. According to the complainant, when she arrived in Dehradun and picked her son from school, he told her how the warden has harassed, molested and physically abused him during the lockdown period. She said that her son might suffer from a life time trauma but the school administration is still trying to defend the warden. According to her, the school administration is equally responsible for her son’s condition as much as the accused warden. She alleged that the school management is trying to influence the police investigation and requested Negi to ensure a fair trial of the case. Taking action on the complaint, Negi instructed the chief education officer of Dehradun to investigate the matter and submit the investigation report to the commission within 15 days.
Monday, 15 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun