The accused duo has been granted bail by a city court.
Mumbai: A charge-sheet will soon be filed by Meghwadi police in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl at an Andheri-based school in November last year where the 57-year-old founder-director and a female teacher have been arrested in the past three weeks. The accused duo has however been granted bail by a city court for lack of “substantial and clinching” evidence against them and the “good conduct” demonstrated by them, according to the police.
Police sources said that the case registered in May this year was based on mere allegations by the victim’s mother, and no medical or other evidence has been found to prove the claims. Both accused have been remanded to judicial custody of the Dindoshi sessions court. A charge-sheet will be filed by month-end in the case.
Navinchandra Reddy, deputy commissioner of police zone 10 said, “The accused have been granted bail by the sessions court on grounds of ‘good conduct’ related to their timely appearances before the honourable court. Their passports have also been seized. The charge-sheet in the case will be shortly filed, after we get a go ahead from the legal team.”
Advocate S. Balak-rishnan, who is fighting the case on behalf of the victim, said, “I am completely surprised as to how the accused were granted bail. Ideally, the case registered against them is a non-bailable offence but due to a petition filed by the defendants’ lawyer, they were given bail.”
According to the victim’s mother, who lodged the complaint, her daughter’s class teacher would take her to the school’s director, who would rape her on several occasions.