A clash broke out between police and the parents at a school where a 3-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by staff on campus. Parents had gathered outside the school in Indiranagar, Bengaluru, to protest against the incident.

The minor was allegedly sexually assaulted at her school on Monday. The incident came to light when she complained of pain in her private parts after returning home in the afternoon. Her parents immediately registered a complaint at Indiranagar police station from where she was taken to Bowring Hospital for medical examination.

While the medical report is still awaited, the police have booked a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

"We received a complaint from the family of a three-year-old child alleging sexual assault. We are verifying the details. The parents said the child is crying 'Uncle, school' to all their queries. The time of incident is not clear. Medical tests have been conducted and results are awaited. We can't say anything more as the matter is under investigation," DCP (East) N Satish Kumar told The Times of India.

"The parents brought the child to the hospital around 5pm. They were accompanied by a woman police officer. When they picked up the child from school around 12.30pm, she was crying and complaining of abdomen pain. The parents found bruises on her private parts. Tests are still going on," the doctor told TOI on Monday night.

The IT capital was rocked by similar incidents of sexual assaults last year, especially on minor girls within school premises. In July last year, the city went on strike in protest of sexual crimes against women and children.

Following this, schools were instructed to install CCTV cameras within the premises and ensure safety of students.