In a shameful incident, a private school asked a rape survivor to not attend classes anymore. The girl was asked to discontinue attending school as it would spoil the institution’s image. The school insisted that the girl would be promoted to class 11 if she didn’t attend the classes. She was also denied the school bus service, said her parents.
However, the Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to the education department after the parents of a rape survivor alleged that the school has asked the girl not to attend the school. The survivor, who is a student of class 10, was kidnapped, raped and then thrown out of a moving car.
“The school administration feels that the name of their school will be spoiled if the victim comes to school every day. The school also said that the administration would not take any responsibility for the girl’s safety,” the parents said in their complaint to the DCW.
“They have reported that the principal said they should remove their daughter from the school and enroll her in a new one, saying the girl is bringing a bad name to the school,” the DCW officials said.
The DCW has asked for the report within five days. “This is a very serious matter. The girl is being punished for no fault of hers and it is a very embarrassing and unacceptable matter in today’s world,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said.