New Delhi: A five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a peon inside a classroom in a school in north Delhi's Shahdara on Saturday. The 40-year-old staffer has been arrested.
The incident comes a day after a seven-year-old boy was killed allegedly by a bus conductor inside a toilet in Gurgaon's Ryan International School. The Class 2 child was murdered after the conductor allegedly tried to sexually assault the boy.
In the north Delhi case, the peon, Vikas, had been working in the school for the last three years. Police said he had earlier worked as a security guard in the same school. The man allegedly took the girl inside an empty class room in the afternoon when he was walking in the corridors after handing over lunch boxes to teachers, the police said.
After raping the girl, he allegedly threatened her of dire consequences, according to police.
The traumatised girl went home and complained of bleeding and pain in her private parts to her mother. Police said a medical test confirmed sexual assault.
During a counselling session, the girl described the accused as a "man wearing a cap". Police arrested Vikas based on this and other descriptions given by the child.
(With inputs from PTI)