Tamil Nadu

Minor held under POCSO Act

The Ratnagiri police in Vellore district registered a case against a 15-year-old boy for sexually abusing a two-year-old girl on Wednesday.

According to the complainant, the boy sexually abused the child, while she was playing near her house. On seeing her returning home in tears, her parents suspected abuse as she was with the boy alone. The police said after preliminary inquiries, they arrested the boy under Sections 5(m), 5(n) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 4:39:28 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/minor-held-under-pocso-act/article26750521.ece

Next Story