In a gruesome incident, a four-year-old was sexually assualted by two teachers inside the premises of a prominent south Kolkata English-medium school.
The occurence triggered protests by parents of other students in front of the school gate on Friday, demanding immediate suspension of the accused teachers.
The accused were arrested after the parents of the girl child lodged a complaint at the local Jadavpur Police station, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Vishal Garg said that two physical training (PT) instructors of the school were arrested after interrogating them.
The child was constantly crying and complained of severe pain after returning from school yesterday when her mother spotted blood stains on her clothes, he said. On enquiring, the girl told her mother that the PT teacher had taken her to the washroom but could not narrate what happened thereafter. Her parents took her to apaedetrician who advised her to be taken to the police, the officer said.
The girl was taken to SSKM Hospital on Friday where her medical tests were compeleted and confirmed the secxual assualt on her.
The report is awaited, hospital sources told PTI.
Meanwhile, the G D Birla Centre for Education said in a statement to the media that the school's management was extending full cooperation with the police in theirinvestigations and will continue to do so.
"The school management will take necessary and proper action after the investigations are over", the statement said.
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said he is looking into the incident with "utmost seriousness".
"I have no words to condemn the incident. Strongest punishment should be given to those responsible for the incident", he said.
(With PTI inputs)