NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The owner and manager of a children’s boarding school in western India have been arrested after five minors said they were raped, forced to watch pornographic films and act them out with one another, police and charity workers said.
The children were made to eat faeces as a punishment if they did not comply.
The 52-year-old owner of the Chandraprabha Charitable Trust and his 30-year-old female manager were arrested on Monday after a police raid on the school in Karjat city in Maharashtra state.
“We received a police complaint from the Childline charity saying that one child had gone home for the holidays and confessed to his mother that abuses were happening,” Karjat’s Police Inspector R.R. Patil told the Thomson Reuters Foundation late on Thursday.
“Five children in total have now come forward and we have booked the two suspects under various offences,” he said, adding that these included unnatural sex (sodomy), wrongful confinement and sexual assault.