Hyderabad: Child rights activists in the city demanded the arrest of Saikiran, who was accused of sexually assaulting a small child in June this year. Seeking justice for the victim, Balala Hakkula Sangham, an NGO, moved the State Human Rights Commission to intervene in the case.

Saikiran, an employee of a daycare facility, allegedly sexually assaulted a girl from the institute within the premises. The issue came to light after the girl informed her parents a day later. The parents immediately approached the police, and Saikiran was arrested.

The NGO, however, alleged negligence on the part of the police. They claimed that Saikiran’s sister Deepika, who runs the institute, should also be named accused in the case. The NGO claim that Deepika knew of the incident and even helped Saikiran. While the girl was to leave the institute by 2.20 pm every day, she was confined until 7.30 pm on the day. The girl’s parents had already complained against Deepika, but no action has been taken in this regard.

During the identification parade at Cherlapally Central Prison, the police presented Saikiran in a completely different look. The NGO alleges that it was done deliberately to confuse the child, who calls the accused gaddam uncle. The organisation claims that it was done to save Saikiran. Adding to this apathy, the blood-stained clothes of the girl were sent to forensic examination almost two weeks after the incident, showing gross negligence from the officials.

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