A police official stated on Friday that the police had filed a case against the two boys after they were accused of sexually assaulting their 13-year-old classmate inside the classroom of their civic-run school in Mumbai’s Matunga neighbourhood. The incident happened on Monday.
“The girl was sexually assaulted by her two classmates when their fellow classmates stepped out of the classroom for dance practice. The two accused indulged in the crime by taking advantage of the situation,” an official of Matunga police station said.
The accused boys and the victim are students of Class 8. The victim was “shaken” by the occurrence and she shared her ordeal with her family members, who quickly made a complaint against the accused. According to the complaint, the police filed a case against the boys under the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 DA (gang rape of a woman under sixteen years of age).
The young suspects were brought before a juvenile court, which detained them at Dongri in south Mumbai, and further investigation is ongoing.