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The 11-year-old molested girl’s parents had also approached the school management but did not get a response. They then lodged a complaint with the LB Nagar police, who arrested the accused. Police has booked a case of molestation against Ranjith, a native of Assam. Police also started an inquiry into the negligence of the school management.
“He used to touch the girl inappropriately despite her protests. She informed her class teacher. Later, the girl told her parents about the issue. Her father went to the school and requested the management to take action against the watchman, but they turned a blind eye to the issue,” said a police officer.
On Tuesday afternoon, when the Class VI student was walking out of school, Ranjith again stopped her at the main gate and molested her, after which her parents approached the police. “We have booked a case against him under IPC 354 A (for molestation) and a Section under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. We have arrested him and produced him before the magistrate,” said LB Nagar inspector P. Kasi Reddy.
“We have also included the school management in the FIR. An inquiry has been launched against them,” added the inspector. Despite repeated attempts to reach them, the school management was unavailable for comment.

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