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Maneka urges parents, schools to be vigilant against child abuse

Maneka urges parents, schools to be vigilant against child abuse

New Delhi: Terming the murder of a seven-year-old student in Ryan International School “unfortunate”, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday urged parents and school authorities to remain vigilant about any actual or suspected occurrences of child abuse.

In a series of tweets, she said any incident should be immediately reported on POSCO e-box – an online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse.

“Yesterday’s incident at Ryan School in Gurugram is highly unfortunate and my heart goes out to the bereaved parents.

“I urge all school authorities and parents to remain vigilant about any actual or suspected occurrences of child abuse,” she said.

The minister said the government was making all out efforts to deal with child abuse.

“Any such incidents of child abuse should be immediately reported on POSCO e-box of @NCPCR_ of @MinistryWCD,” she said.

The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school in Bhondsi area near Gurugram.

Police have arrested the conductor of school bus in the case.