On March 25, members of the Madhya Pradesh Child Protection Commission members made a surprise visit to
Saint Mary’s School in Morena district. At the school, they found illegal stuff from the principal’s office. An FIR was registered against the principal of the school. On March 26, the accused was sent to police custody.
The accused Rafale Dialicisious was sent to police custody as per section 151 of CrPC.
Notably, the SCPCR member Nivedita Sharma went on a surprise inspection drive at Saint Mary’s school on March 25. The inspection drive revealed that the principal had reserves of alcohol and contraceptives.
As per collector Ankit Asthana, after the inspection drive they will also be investigating the sexual abuse angle in the case.
Notably, A First Information Report (number–391/2023) was registered at the civil lines police station of the
Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. The District Educational Officer, Morena, AK Pathak in the complaint stated that;
Around 12 pm on March 25, the members of MP Protection of Child Rights made a surprise inspection drive at Saint Merry school located on the Agra-Bombay road. In this drive, Sharma was accompanied by Mahendra Singh and Child Welfare Commission Alok Rajawat.
During the inspection, the members of MP SCPCR found that rooms adjoining the library and classrooms are used for residential purposes. Wherein a classroom was transformed into a kitchen while the other four rooms were used as bedrooms. The principal and the Father of the school Rafale Dialicisious used to stay there.
The teams found several bottles of alcohol and unused contraceptives (condoms) in their rooms. It is to be noted that the children’s classrooms were highly accessible from these classrooms. The principal’s residence had multiple entrance and exit doors, which raise suspicion. Also, there were gas cylinders installed next to student classrooms which is a breach of CBCS board guidelines.
While the officials were conducting the drive the school authorities threatened them of dire consequences and interrupted the proceedings.
The accused Rafale Dialicisious was booked under IPC sections 353 (using assault at a public servant) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Also, during the inspection drive they found bottles of alcohol in large numbers (She said there was a packed cartoon). Contraceptives (condoms) were also recovered.
Apart from this, the team found religious books and materials used for baptism on campus. The campus had a church, whose permits and documents are missing. We suspect the school was involved in illegal conversion activities, said Sharma.
She added, no school can have residential space without permission, here the principal and managers are living next to class rooms. The exist to these residential rooms open at the classrooms directly, which seems fishy. There were as many as twelve to fifteen beds lying on the rooms, which also raises suspicion.
As of now the collector has ordered to seal the school premises.