TCV School Cook arrested for raping a 13-year old
Police on Friday arrested a Tibetan man for allegedly raping a 13 year old girl at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Gopalpur (Himachal, India). The accused is Pema Namgyal (aged 30) who used to work as a cook in the same school.
The same man was accused of raping an eight-year-old girl just a month ago in the same school which suggest that the school authorities failed to take necessary action against the accused in the first case.
The Gopalpur cases are among a growing number of reported cases of gender-based violence in the Tibetan exile community over the past few years. In 2011 the “Tenzingang incident” (1) and in 2013 the “Mundgod incident” (2) shocked and outraged the global Tibetan community.