Lifeguard held for ‘rape’ of schoolgirl

A lifeguard working at a private school in Greater Noida was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a three-and-a-half-year-old girl inside the school premises on Thursday.

The accused allegedly raped the girl near the school pool when nursery students were being taken for their swimming class, said the police.

“The girl complained of severe pain in her lower abdomen after returning home. She was taken to a private hospital where the doctors confirmed sexual assault,” said Manoj Kumar Pant, SHO, Surajpur police station.

The accused has been booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and sections 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act, Mr. Pant said.

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