School director accused of abusing toddler in his cabin
Police are waiting for foreign-born suspect to return from overseas
Mumbai police filed a case against the foreign-born director of an international school in suburban Mumbai on Monday, alleging that he sexually abused a three-year-old girl early this year, India Today reported. No arrest was made because the director was abroad.
A female teacher who allegedly sent the child to the director’s cabin is also under investigation.
In a statement, the child’s parents said they became suspicious when they found rashes on the girl’s private parts. When questioned, the girl revealed that she had been abused in the director’s cabin, and identified him from a picture displayed on the school’s website, according to police.
Her parents did not file a police report until May 18, because they were out of town.
A Mumbai Police officer warned against jumping to conclusions about the alleged incident. “The girl is very small, aged only three… we cannot jump to conclusion,” he said. “There has to be evidence to prove the case. There can be something more to this.”
He added: “We are waiting for the medical report of the girl. We need to collect all the information and evidence first. Once the medical report is out and the director comes back to India, further investigation will be done.”