A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused and sodomised by three of his friends after a fight broke out over a minor issue in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area.
A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused and sodomised by three of his friends after a fight broke out over a minor issue in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area. Police said two of the accused, who are also juveniles, have been apprehended while one was still absconding.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has sent a notice to Delhi Police over the incident. She asked Delhi Police to send a report on the incident by Wednesday. In a statement, she said the accused had not only beaten up the victim but also inserted an iron rod into his private parts.
The Commission received a complaint from the mother of the boy, who informed it that her son was brutally sexually assaulted. The complainant reported to police that on September 18, her child was gang raped by three people who even inserted a rod into his private parts. She also informed the commission that the accused also beat him up brutally with bricks and rods.
The Commission has also sought a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) and details of the accused arrested in the matter. The Commission has asked the police to explain why two people were still absconding.
“This is a very horrific incident. The boy was gang-raped by four men who inserted a rod in his private parts and beat him mercilessly. The boy is presently admitted to the hospital and is in ICU. Our team is continuously present with the family and is assisting them. The accused must be arrested immediately and the strictest action must be taken against them,” Maliwal stated.
On September 24, the police said, a counsellor was arranged and counselling with the mother of the injured child was done. On the basis of extensive counselling, the mother of the child disclosed that three days earlier her son had been physically assaulted by three of his friends.
The mother also said the accused assaulted him over a minor issue. On the basis of her statement, a case under Section 377 (sodomy) of the IPC read with 6 POCSO Act was registered and an investigation was taken up.
During the investigation, it emerged that the victim and the alleged boys are not only friends, but they are neighbours too. They are of the same age category, 10-12 years. One of the accused is his relative.
Two accused have been apprehended and produced before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). While efforts are on to apprehend the other accused.