Coimbatore

Autistic boy not tortured with cigarette butt: police

The R.S. Puram police have closed investigation into the complaint of a woman from Theppakulam, who had accused neighbours of having tortured her autistic son with cigarette butt.

Skin disease

The police said that a medical examination was conducted on 12-year-old S. Aravind Kannan and it was revealed that the scars found on the boy's face were due to skin disease.

The investigation was done after Kannan's parents N. Surya Prakash and Periyamuthu, residents of Theppakulam First Lane, on Monday petitioned Coimbatore district collector at the grievances redress meeting, accusing neighbours of having tortured the boy. They also alleged that the police refused to register a case in connection with the incident.

The Inspector of Police, R.S. Puram, T. Jothi, who investigated the complaint, said the boy was taken to a doctor for detailed examination of the scars found on his face.

“The medical check up showed that the scars were due to some skin disease and not caused by cigarette butt as alleged by the parents. During inquiry, it was found that the boy's parents had some differences of opinion with their neighbours and had raised the false allegation.

The neighbours had earlier complained to the police about the alleged nuisance created by the boy's mother in the area,” said Mr. Jothi and added that the investigation was closed after issuing a community service register (CSR) to the complainants.


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