Sexual assault of minors: case against priest

The Meenangadi police registered a case against a priest on charges of sexually assaulting two minor boys in the district.

The incident occurred in March 2016 while the boys were staying in an orphanage run by a church in the district, Rajpal Meena, Superintendent of Police, Wayanad, said.

The incident came to light after the children had complained to the Childline about the sexual harassment.

Accused absconding

Later, the Childline workers informed the police and registered a case against the priest under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Mr. Meena said. However, the accused was absconding.

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