A high-level probe has been ordered into the alleged stripping and filming of a schoolgirl inside a classroom in Malkangiri district of Odisha. After the registration of a case under POCSO and IT Act, it was understood that three accused barged into the school before gagging and dragging the victim to a secluded area of the school.
It was also learnt that the girl was made to remove her clothes at knife-point and make obscene poses before them. Also, a teacher was beaten up by the three men when he made an attempt to intervene.
The incident occurred on November 7, but came to light only after the girl gave a complaint to the police. Reports say that victim remained silent for day as the accused threatened to make the video public if she so chose to report the matter.
A girl filed a complaint at the Maithili police station against the three accused, out of which two of them have identified by the girl while cops are searching for the third person involved.
Narrating the incident, the girl told that it occurred as she was heading towards the practical classes and it dawned on her that she had left her bag in the classroom, which she went to retrieve.
That’s when three non-students gagged her on the way and dragged her to an empty classroom. She further added that when her Odia lecturer Ajay Kumar Sutar came to her rescue, he, too, was held at knife-point along with her.
The miscreants then asked the teacher to strip himself and the girl but the Mr Ajay Kumar refused to touch his student. The girl told that the three men then began stripping her and did “a photoshoot while taking turns in touching my private parts and posing to sleep with me.”
The girl said she was helpless and was even injured with the knife the men were wielding.