KOZHIKODE: Meenangadi police registered a case against Fr Saji Joseph for sexual abuse of a boy under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) act and Juvenile Justice act on Friday. The boy was residing at the children's home run by the congregation of the priest at Meenangadi. The child had revealed to parents that he was subjected to sexual abuse by the priest last year.
The family informed the Parents Teachers' Association of the school and later to the Childline volunteers. During the inquiry by Childline, the child had named another boy who was also subjected to sexual abuse. The case was registered under the report of Childline to Superintendent of police Rajpal Meena. On complaints from parents earlier the priest was transferred to Angamally. Now the priest is missing. Police is tracking the priest. Meanwhile DYFI workers organized a protest march to the children's home.