Dehradun: A 16-year-old girl, who had been gang-raped in a boarding school here, has been denied admission by another local school because she is a “rape victim”, said a report on Thursday. The Indian Express quoted the victim’s counsel, Aruna Negi Chauhan, as saying, “In the last week of September, the girl’s parents were visiting several CBSE schools in Dehradun to get her an admission in Class X. However, while many schools denied her admission (based on the girl’s performance in studies, and other reasons), on September 27, a school in the city’s Cantonment area denied admission stating that it couldn’t give admission to a rape victim.” (Also read: CBSE Cancels School’s Affiliation For Keeping Case Under Wraps) Also Read - Rajasthan News: Shocking! Mentally Disabled Minor Gangraped, Strangulated to Death by Brother, 3 Friends
“The victim was finally given admission in a school in another city,” Chauhan said. On August 14, the girl was allegedly gangraped by four boys in the premises of the boarding school where they all studied then. The incident came to light in September and three of the boys were sent to a juvenile correction home in Haridwar. Five members of the school administration and staff along with the remaining rape accused, who is an adult, were sent to Dehradun district jail. Also Read - Wedding in Times of Corona: Pune Cops Step in as Bride's Parents to Get Couple Married Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
While Chauhan did not mention the name of the Dehradun-based school that had allegedly denied the victim an admission, she said that on Tuesday she had filed a complaint against the school to the Dehradun police, the CBSE, and the district administration via e-mail. Also Read - Bois Locker Room: 'There Was No Bad Motive, Group Was Formed Just For Fun', Says Whistleblower
Dehradun SSP told the daily, “We spoke to the victim’s family (on Thursday). The victim was quite weak in studies, so it is understandable that many schools would have denied her admission. But, we are getting the matter probed where a particular school (allegedly) denied admission to the girl stating that she was a rape victim.” The CBSE had cancelled the affiliation of the school where the gangrape had taken place.