Facing public anger, police on Sunday arrested a skating instructor in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at a public school, six days after the outrageous incident was brought to light.
As protests demanding answers from the police and the government over alleged inaction intensified, Bangalore Police commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar announced the arrest of Mustaffa after interrogation of eight people, who were detained for questioning.
“Mustaffa, 31, is the main accused. He was arrested after interrogation,” additional commissioner of police (Crime) Pranab Mohanty told PTI, adding this would lead to more arrests in the case.
This is the first arrest in the horrific incident which occurred on July 2 and came to light on July 14 after a police complaint was lodged.
Auradkar said police have recovered a mobile phone and laptop which contained obscene pictures of children from Mustaffa, who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar and had been living in Bangalore for the last 20 years.
The accused would be produced before a court on Monday, said Auradkar, who had come under mounting pressure and faced public ire over alleged police inaction in making any arrests and taking action against Vibgyor School where the incident happened. The high-profile school had faced allegations of trying to hush up the case.