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ISLAMABAD: A security guard of a government girls’ school in Tarlai has been suspended and an inquiry launched against him for allegedly sexually harassing a four-year-old student.

Officials in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) said the incident occurred a couple of days ago.

They said a few students reached the school a little early in the morning that provided a chance to the accused to harass the minor girl.

When she screamed, other students started shouting which caught the attention of the school management. In the meantime, the security guard fled.

The officials said when the matter was reported to Director Schools Saqib Shahab, the latter collected details from the area education officer of Nilor and recommended disciplinary action against the accused.

When contacted, FDE Director General Hasnat Qureshi confirmed to Dawn that a case of harassment had been reported from the school.

He said he suspended the accused on Monday and ordered an inquiry against him.

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2018