A Class 10 student from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, was allegedly gangraped by four minor boys at a school hostel last month. All the accused minor persons have been sent to a juvenile home. Five other people, including the school director and the principal, were arrested for trying to destroy the evidence and not reporting the incident to the police. The incident came to light when the girl fell sick after getting pregnant.
Ashok Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), revealed that the incident had taken place in August. He added that school authorities knew about the incident but tried to hide the matter for a long time. The accused minors were arrested under Section 370D of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act while the other five (school staffers) were arrested for tampering with evidence and hiding the matter. The police said that necessary action will be taken against the accused.