A shocking case of gangrape of a schoolgirl in a private school in Chhapra, Bihar, by 18 people including the Principal, teachers and some students over a period of 6 months has come to light. The girl’s father was in prison and the facts were exposed only after the father was released from jail.

On 10 July, hundreds of AIPWA and AISA activists held a gherao of the Chhapra DM demanding justice for the girl, and accountability for how such atrocities are perpetrated with impunity in Bihar schools for months.

The protesters said that such incidents exposed the Nitish Kumar led BJP-JDU Government’s and the Modi Government’s claims of ensuring safety for girls and women.