Malappuram: A 36-year old woman was booked for alleged sexual harassment of a nine-year-old in Thenhipalam, police said.
The incident is reported from Kerala’s Malapurram district after it came to light last week when the victim revealed his ordeal to a local clinic doctor.
The thenhippalam police have registered a case against the 36-year-old woman accused for allegedly raping the minor victim and invoked Sections 5 and 6 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence (Pocso) Act which deals with aggravated penetrative sexual assault.
The local clinic Doctor alerted the Childline authorities who then recorded the victim’s statement and forwarded a complaint to the police.
According to the Childline authorities, the victim was subjected to sexual abuse for more than a year.
“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,” said Childline (Malappuram) coordinator Anwar Karakkadan.
Thenhippalam sub-inspector Binu Thomas reporting on the case said that more details in the matter could be revealed only later.
“We have learnt that there was a dispute between the family of the survivor and accused. We have to check whether the allegation is linked to the dispute. Police will record the statement of accused in the coming days,” he said.