Children Raped, Forced To Eat Faeces In Indian School - Police
The owner and manager of a children's
boarding school in Maharashtra have been
arrested after five minors said they were
raped, forced to watch pornographic films
and act them out with one another, police
and charity workers said.
The children were made to eat faeces as a
punishment if they did not comply.
The 52-year-old owner of the
Chandraprabha Charitable Trust and his 30-
year-old female manager were arrested on
Monday after a police raid on the school in
Karjat city. Continue...
"We received a police complaint from the
Childline charity saying that one child had
gone home for the holidays and confessed
to his mother that abuses were
happening," Karjat's Police Inspector R.R.
Patil told the Thomson Reuters Foundation
late on Thursday.
"Five children in total have now come
forward and we have booked the two
suspects under various offences," he said,
adding that these included unnatural sex
(sodomy), wrongful confinement and
The school accommodated 28
underprivileged children, aged between 4
and 14, for 10 months of the year, said Patil,
but most were on holiday at home at the
time of the raid.
Police were trying to find out whether
other children were abused and if there
were any other suspects.
Anuradha Sahasrabudhe of Childline, a
charity supported by the government, said
the children had spoken about all kinds of
sexual and physical abuse.
"It's a horrific case. The children have
been telling us about the sexual abuse
going on there. There has been oral sex,
there has been forced sex... These things
have been photographed," Saharasabudhe
told the NDTV news channel.
"Children have been punished by making
them eat dog excreta and when they
vomited, they were made to eat vomit,"
Police say the residential school had been
running since 2002, but was not registered
and had therefore escaped government
inspections by child welfare officials.[br]
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