Hyderabad: An alert resident of RR Nagar, Bowenpally, helped bring to light alleged sexual abuse of his neighbour’s seven-year-old son last week.
The child is the son of an ex-serviceman.
“The minor was sexually molested more than once in the last week. The child lived with his family in RR Nagar, and five daily wage workers from Bihar share a room nearby. A neighbour saw the child entering the room several times and he also saw one of the men offering chocolates to the boy,” Bowenpally inspector P. Vijaya Kumar said.
The resident tipped off the child’s father who rushed to the room on Monday last, where he reportedly saw his son being abused.
“All the workers were in the room”, the inspector said.
The father approached the Bowenpally police on Wednesday.
Following this, the police nabbed one of the residents, Dhananjay, but the child said he was not among the abusers. This alerted the others and they fled to Bihar.
“Doctors found no injury mark during medical examination of the victim, but the accused misbehaved with him and that’s certain,” said the official.
A case has been registered against all the accused under the Pocso Act....