Coimbatore: A four-year-old girl studying LKG near Karamadai in Coimbatore was sexually assaulted in the outskirts of the city. The incident came to light after the girl narrated the ordeal to her parents stating that the driver of the school bus and his assistant had made her unconscious inside the bus before dropping her home, while returning from school.
According to the police, the bus driver, Govinda Raj along with his accomplice, Arumugam held the minor girl inside the bus on the pretext that she would be dropped last.
The two offenders then, injected the child with sedatives and sexually assaulted her while she was in a sub-conscious state. The parents, upon coming to know of the incident, rushed the girl to a nearby hospital and lodged a complaint at the Thudiyaloor police station.
Based on the complaint, the police arrested the duo under the 'POSCO Act’ (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences). The two offenders are said to have taken to the crime recently in the evening hours after dropping the other students.
They were imprisoned after being produced in court.