Hyderabad: A 16-year-old girl from Miryalaguda was sexually assaulted by her friend living in the neighbourhood, by confining her in the prayer room at his house for two days.
The police have apprehended the boy, who is also a minor and booked a case against him under the relevant sections of the POCSO Act and SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Tuesday.
The victim, a school dropout was friends with a boy, 17, an intermediate student who is her neighbour. Since last three months, they have been talking to each other through their mobile phones.
On June 9, the girl left the house and did not return till late in the night. Her parents then lodged a complaint at the Miryalaguda I Town police station.
On Tuesday morning, the girl returned to her house and informed the parents about the sexual assault by the boy at his home for two days. The girl, who was bleeding, was taken to a hospital and her statement was recorded by the police, following which a case was registered.
“When the boy’s parents went out on work, the boy who hid the girl in the prayer room and sexually assaulted her. He would again hid her in the prayer room when his parents returned home. This happened for two days. The boy’s parents, both daily wagers did not enter the prayer room, which the juvenile took as an advantage,” the Miryalaguda police told this newspaper....