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A four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a private school in Dasarahalli in north Bangalore on Tuesday, allegedly by a security guard, according to media reports.

The incident came to light on Tuesday afternoon, when the child returned home and complained of feeling sick. After the girl was examined by the doctors, the parents were told that she had been sexually assaulted. The girl told her mother that a “‘security uncle’”  had assaulted her, and the police were informed, The Hindu reported. The police questioned all five security guards at the school.

DNA reported that the suspect,  identified as Obalesh, was arrested under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO). According to the police, cases will also be filed against the school management for negligence.