Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the murder of a 7-year-old student on the Ryan International School campus was “unfortunate” and has urged the parents and school authorities to be vigilant when it comes to child sexual abuse.
The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a washroom in the school building yesterday morning leading to the enquiry which has resulted in the arrest of the school bus conductor for allegedly killing the child and attempting to sexually assault him which has sent shock waves across the country.
“Yesterday’s incident at Ryan School in Gurugram is highly unfortunate and my heart goes out to the bereaved parents. I urge all school authorities and parents to remain vigilant about any actual or suspected occurrences of child abuse,” Said Maenaka who is the Women and Child Minister. Maenaka further added that the government was making “all out efforts” to deal with child sexual abuse and appealed to parents to report such occurances on the POCSO e-box, an online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse.
The e-box is an an initiative by the apex body for child rights, National Commission of Protection of Child Rights. It can be accessed on NCPCR’s website. Anyone who is sensing the trouble for their kids or of the other kids can post the message which would be attended on high priority.