Hyderabad: A 10-year-old girl stunned welfare officials during an awareness programme when she revealed that her father was sexually abusing her for a year. The accused was identified as Md. Anees of Uttar Pradesh, who works as a carpenter.
According to child welfare officials, the issue came up during an programme conducted by the NGO to create awareness about child rights, sexual abuse, and other issues.
The victim suddenly revealed about the sexual abuse she was undergoing for a year. Shocked officials telephoned Childline 1098 and reported the incident.
Speaking to this newspaper, Child Welfare Committee chairperson B Padmavathi, said, “The 1098 team informed to child welfare development officials. We rescued the girl and took her statement and lodged a case with the Alwal police.”
The police stepped in quickly, took the accused into custody and booked the case under the POCSO Act.
We are prepared to provide any support if the family needs it, Ms Padmavathi said....