Not Such A Big Mistake, Says Jharkhand School Principal On Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old-Girl

| December 4 , 2017 , 12:04 IST

After reports of school teachers sexually assaulting students, now a school principal in Jharkhand has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Admitting that he sexually assaulted her, he termed the incident as not 'such a big mistake' as there was 'no intercourse'.

The head of a school in Koderma district, S Xavier reportedly took the child to a school toilet, stripped her and touched her inappropriately. As she started crying he told her not to report the matter to anyone and gave her some money, the child said.

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After the arrest, S Xavier admitted to having sexually assaulted the upper KG student.

"Yes I did, but it wasn't such a big mistake. There was no sexual intercourse. Let me be frank, I could not even have done it, I'm old now. It was an accident," Xavier said.

"I am under a lot of stress. My work is not going well. I have heart trouble. I can't sleep at night sometimes. I have insomnia," he added.

Although the incident took place on Wednesday, it was reported to the police later on after the child conveyed the incident to her parents. The police have registered a case against the accused under the Indian Penal Code and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

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"Further investigation is still going on. This is a serious crime. It is a sensitive crime," said Shivani Tiwari, a senior police officer of Koderma.

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