A 16-year-old boy, who allegedly sexually assaulted a six-year-old child at Pakala Palepalem near Singarayakonda in Prakasam district on Monday, last, was sent to the observation home for boys in Tirupati on Friday.

After determining his age, the Singarayakonda police produced him before the Juvenile Magistrate court here.

The police have booked a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 on a complaint from the child’s mother.

Meanwhile, the health condition of the girl, who was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences here (RIMS) with severe pain on Tuesday night, improved. She would be discharged most probably on Saturday, doctors attending on her said.