6-Year-Old Reportedly Raped by School Staffers in India
Outraged parents protest outside Indian school where alleged incident took place
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
An Indian girl participates in a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in Bangalore, India, on Dec. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

(Newser) – A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a gym teacher and security guard on staff at a school in Bangalore, India, police tell the BBC. The incident, which allegedly took place on July 2, was discovered and reported just a few days ago, after the girl’s parents say she complained of pain in her stomach and was examined at a hospital. Hordes of incensed parents have been protesting at the school, breaking down gates, smashing glass inside an office, and calling for the school to take a stronger stance to protect their children, NDTV reports. (Click here for video of angry parents outside of the school.) No arrests have been made yet, but police say they have detained three people.

The alleged attack and resulting protests take place against a backdrop of outrage over sexual harassment and assaults against women and children in India. Parents’ anger over the latest case has been fueled by a form that some local schools are asking parents to sign absolving the schools of any responsibility for their children’s safety, notes NDTV. “We collectively refuse to sign such a form," one parents says. "My child spends six to seven hours in school. I am at work. If the school doesn't protect her, then how can I send her?”

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Jul 20, 2014 1:16 AM CDT
I read the title and the first things that came to mind after all of the other things we have been reading about India over the past few weeks was, "WTF is going on in India?!" But I also have to say that I am so pleased that I read beyond the title. It really did my heart and mind good to read that the Indian people have taken to the streets in protest for these little girls and women. Showing sick men like the rapists in this and other stories that their actions will neither be tolerated nor swept under the rug and that the majority of us are willing to fight to protect children is the only way to deter what is going on. This has to happen ALL OVER THE WORLD because these monsters can be found all over the world!
Jul 17, 2014 7:55 PM CDT
Gives you great hope for the future of humanity, here in the 21st century, doesn't it?
Lou Bernardo
Jul 17, 2014 7:24 PM CDT
India is just another example of what happens when a country is overpopulated and beyond civilized management of humans living in an ant hill. Some U. S. cities are getting like that.