Sexual Harassment Case: Missionary School in Dindori funded By State Govt: NCPCR

Dindori: In a major development, Chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Priyank Kanoongo on Wednesday claimed that the private boarding missionary school in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh whose principal was arrested for the alleged sexual harassment of minor girl students is being funded by the state government.

“The institution where children were sexually abused was getting funding from the government. Government money was being taken in the name of four different hostels on the same campus and fees were also being taken from the children,” said Kanoongo on Twitter.

The officer had visited the campus for inspection, where interacted with the victims and his team searched the premises. Sources in the matter said that evidence of baptism and conversion was recovered.

In the meanwhile, on the orders of CM Chauhan, the Dindori SP Sanjay Singh was immediately transferred. Earlier the Station in charge Vijay Patle was suspended for releasing arrested principal Nan Singh Yadav.

The matter of alleged sexual harassment of minor girls came to the fore last week as they approached the police to file a complaint. Subsequently, the Child Welfare Committee State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) arrived at the hostel where around 600 students are residing.

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