Kerala: Woman rapes a 9-year-old boy, booked under POSCO

MALAPPURAM: A 36-year-old woman has allegedly raped a nine-year-old boy following which the Thenhippalam police have registered a case against the woman.

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The incident came to light last week after the boy revealed it to a doctor of a local clinic. The doctor then alerted Childline authorities, who recorded the statement of the boy and forwarded a complaint to the police.

A case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) that deal with aggravated penetrative sexual assault.

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Childline (Malappuram) coordinator Anwar Karakkadan stated that “We have confirmed that the boy was sexually misused by the woman for several months, and it has affected his mental health. The accused is the boy’s uncle’s wife and she lives near his house.”

“The case was registered based on the statement given to Childline and more details could be revealed only later. We have learnt that there was a dispute between the family of the survivor and accused,” said Thenhippalam sub-inspector Binu Thomas.

He further added that the police is further investigating whether the allegation is linked to the dispute. Police will record the statement of accused in the coming days.

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