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After GD Birla incident, CISCE directs all schools to install CCTV cameras

By: IBNS

Kolkata, Dec 6 (IBNS): Following the sexual assault of a four-year old girl in Kolkata's GD Birla School, CISCE has directed all schools to install CCTV cameras in the institution campuses, media reports said.

The education board has passed an order that all CISCE affiliated schools must install CCTV cameras in all places inside the campus except the washrooms.
 
The schools have been given two-week time to fulfill the directive.
 
Gerry Arathoon, Secretary and Chief Executive of CISCE, was quoted by media: "We are upgrading the safety manual for schools, but for the time being they will have to adhere to the measures specified in the circular."
 
The incident occurred at the school named GD Birla Centre for Education, located in Ranikuthi, in the southern part of the city.

The parents have alleged that the child returned home crying and with blood stains on her dress; later the mother also found her bleeding from her private parts.

The child was allegedly abused inside a school toilet, media reported.
 
A POCSO court in Kolkata's Alipore on Monday extended the police custody term of two teachers of GD Birla school, who are accused of sexually assaulting the girl student of the same school, by 12 days, reports said.

Earlier on Friday, after hour-long interrogation at Jadavpur Police Station, two physical education teachers of southern Kolkata's GD Brila school, Avishek Roy and Md. Mafizuddin, were arrested for their alleged role in sexualy abusing the girl inside the school premise.

According to police reports, they have been charged under sections 4 and 6 of POCSO Act.

As their police custody term ended on Monday, the accused teachers were produced in a POCSO court at Alipore and they were sent to police custody till Dec 15.

Meanwhile, a special committee, comprising of representatives from West Bengal State Education department, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, ICSE Board Delhi and Kolkata Police, has been formed to look into the allegations of negligence and false representation of affiliation to ICSE board, reports said.