15-year-old boy held for molesting his 8-year-old neighbour in Old Kamptee

Nation Next Newsroom | May 24, 2018 18:30

Old Kamptee Police, on Wednesday afternoon, detained a 15-year-old boy for molesting his neighbour – an eight-year-old boy.

The accused, on the pretext of showing a snake, took the victim with him and then molested him. After he exploited the kid, the accused allegedly offered the victim Rs 5 to keep mum about the episode. The horrified eight-year-old boy, however, narrated the incident to his parents, who then lodged a complaint with the Old Kamptee Police.

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The police has booked the juvenile accused under section 377 of the IPC and under sections 3 and 4 of Protect of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The minor accused has been sent to a juvenile home.