An 8-year-old child was sexually abused at the Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, Haryana, owned by former cricketer Virender Sehwag.
Virender Sehwag created the institution, and his wife Aarti Sehwag is the current chairman. A case has been filed under the Juvenile Justice Act and the POCSO Act, and police have begun an investigation.
According to the authorities, the boy is still traumatised by his ordeal and is unable to speak about it. However, the needle of suspicion is pointed towards his fellow students in the hostel as well as the personnel who work there. The hostel houses the majority of the students at the school, DSP Rahul Dev said.
The incident came to light on Saturday when the father of the child registered a complaint about it. The father of the child met the local SP and alleged that his child was molested in the hostel itself. A case was registered and the SP assured the family that the culprit will be arrested soon.
The child hasn’t named anyone yet, though he has told his family members that his fellow students studying with him in the school and staying with him in the hostel did this disgusting act with him.
After being informed about the incident, the police along with forensics experts visited the hostel and carried out an inspection. The school staff was also questioned about the incident. The police are also looking at the CCTV footage to get to the bottom of the case.
The investigation has been handed over to the Mahila Police Station for further investigation after registering the case under the JJ act and POCSO.