Bhopal: Seven-year-old rape victim was debarred from private school over disparity in her father’s name on papers. The class 1 student was asked ‘not to come to school’ as the name of her father mentioned in Aadhaar card was different from the name mentioned in the school admission form, said state Commission for Protection of Chid Rights chairman Dr Raghvendra Sharma. The commission was hearing the case following a complaint made by girl’s foster parents that the school has refused to take the girl, who was sexually assaulted by her father when she was three years old. The convict is serving life term imprisonment.
The commission seeking a reply had summoned the Rose Mary school administration and instituted an inquiry in the matter. During the hearing on Tuesday, principal informed the panel that the child has not been expelled from the school and she can attend the classes.
During the hearing Dr Sharma told the school authorities that girl’s case is special and that the Commission is the guardian of the child. They asked the school to contact them for all documents in connection with the girl. Stating that the child is still undergoing psychological and physical trauma, the commission asked the school to take special care of the girl.
The foster parents, who are victim’s uncle and aunt, are taking care of the child and had got her admitted to a private school. Sharma told Free Press that they visited the school on Monday to find out the real reason behind the suspension or the termination of the girl. The principal presented before the members, the school register, files and documents pertaining to the student. While preparing the Aadhaar card of the girl, her foster parents had given the name of her biological father. However, during the admission in the school, name of foster father was mentioned in the form. When the school administration scrutinised the documents, they found disparity in the papers and thus the child was told ‘not to come to the school’.