On Monday, police arrested a male teacher for sexually abusing an autistic 9-year-old boy. The Sreekariyam police arrested teacher Santhosh. Under the case Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
A medical board directed by a doctor at Peroorkada mental health centre reported to police stating that the boy was subjected to sexual abuse. The child was abused in July, following to which he tent to reveal signs of psychological discomfort. The boy informed his therapist about the abuse. However, he did not share this with his mother as Santhosh had warned the child that he will kill his mother if told her about the abuse. The boy’s family then notified the School authorizers and police about the occurrence.
The boy’s family registered a complaint to the DGP. The police initially were hesitant to register a case referring the contradicting statements told stated by the boy