A daycare, pre-primary and primary school principal has reported three of his teachers for abuse of a 3-year-old girl to the Child Development Unit (CDU) of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare. On the afternoon of Friday, May 6, he went to the Pope Hennessy police station in Port-Louis to file a complaint to this effect. He said that he had caught three female teachers taking a pre-primary student to a daycare center live through surveillance cameras placed in one of his schools before inflicting blows to her face with their hands.
This case dates back to Thursday, April 28, at about 12:40 p.m. He was in one of his schools in Port-Louis watching surveillance footage from another school in Port-Louis when he saw three of his teachers take a pre-primary student to the daycare center and they began to beat her in the face with their hands. He immediately went to the school to seek an explanation from his teachers. The teachers were informed that he was going to report this incident to the appropriate authorities and that they were dismissed from their positions.
The principal, a 49-year-old Portlouisian, reported the matter to the CDU the same day. He was advised to inform the girl’s parents of the incident and to file a report with the police. All three teachers have more than two years of service at his school. This school director said he was willing to give the police a copy of the images of this incident.
Initially, the brigade for the protection of the family has been requested to take the statement of the little girl in the presence of her mother and the police of Pope Hennessy will take over this investigation thereafter with the version of these three teachers.