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Vikash Sharma

The National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has directed the SP, Kalahandi to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in connection with the alleged exploitation of minors at Sunshine Public School in Mahaling within three days.

“It has been brought to the notice that Govind Sahu, who was recently arrested in connection with lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case, sexually exploited minors in the school,” the Commission’s letter to Kalahandi SP read.

“These sexual activities were done inside a separate room by Sahu. The accused used to tempt the girls for good marks and BJD Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra used to visit the school frequently,” the letter added.

The NCPCR has directed the SP, Kalahandi to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in connection with the allegations. The Commission has asked the police official to ensure that the identity of the victims’ are not disclosed during the process of investigation.

The Commission has also issued clear instructions to conduct an inquiry into the matter in accordance with the POCSO Act 2012. The Kalahandi SP has been asked to share information on the action taken, whether the case was registered in accordance with section 19/21 of POCSO Act, total number of boys/girls studying in the school and age group of boys and girls who were sexually exploited.

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