DAV School Liscence Revoked; Students to be Transferred to Schools in the Society

HYDERABAD: Telangana Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy on Friday, October 21, ordered to cancel the license of the DAV Public School in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad. All the students currently studying there would be shifted to other schools in the same locality, a note from the Education Ministry said. 

The direction from the Education Minister comes following a case of sexual assault on a four-year-old girl was reported in the school.

The Minister has also constituted a four-member committee headed by Secretary, the Education department for looking into safety and security aspects in schools across the State. The committee would consist of an official from the Education Ministry, Women and Child Welfare Ministry, and a Deputy Inspector General (DIG)-rank police officer who oversees women’s safety, as members. The committee is expected to submit its report in one week. Based on the submitted report, the Education Ministry would take necessary safety measures, the note stated. 

Protests were seen on Tuesday, October 18, after the four-year-old alleged she was sexually assaulted by Rajani Kumar. In the complaint, the parents said she had been allegedly sexually assaulted for two months. Banjara Hills Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar told TNM that Rajani, who was the principal’s driver, would also often take care of the classroom and play cartoons for the children. 

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