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Dadar school to discuss security measures today after police blame it for sexual assault on 9-yr-old

11, Jan 2016
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Jan 11 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
S Ahmed Ali & Vinamrata Borwankar

Porn Found On Accused’s Phone: Police
The cleaner, Somanth Yadav , arrested in connection with the sexual assault on a nine-year-old Dadar schoolgirl, was remanded by the Bhoiwada metropolitan magistrate in police custody till January 12.
The police have seized Yadav’s cellphone and found some pornographic material on it.
The Dadar schoolgirl, who was sexually assaulted, had accidentally walked into the men’s toilet where Yadav , was lurking, the police said on Sunday . Yadav took advantage of her when he noticed that she was alone.Though there are abrasion marks on her body suggesting sexual assault, preliminary investigations by forensic experts have not found the semen of the accused. The police have held the school management responsible for the lapses. Yadav was booked under Section 377 (unnatural sex) of the Indian Penal Code, and sections 4 and 8(punishment for penetrative sexual assault and punishment for sexual assault and punishment for sexual harassment of children) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
Yadav told the police that he had tried to molest her but when she started crying for help, he panicked and fled. But the police are not taking his statement at face value and are awaiting the medical report. The girl who was admitted to a private hospital late on Friday has been discharged.


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