An 18-month-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by a 15-year-old boy in Bengaluru. The incident that took place on September 17 came to light on Monday, after the accused teenager was nabbed. The girl also suffered injury during the incident.
On the evening of September 17, the girl was playing outside the temple where her family works. During this time, the 15-year-old boy approached the girl and lured her on the pretext of playing a game with her.
The teenager took the 18-month-old girl to an empty plot where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. A neighbour who was passing from the area intervened when he saw the teenager and questioned him.
The teenager told the passerby that he was helping the girl who had fallen down. The girl was then taken home from where she was rushed to the hospital.
A doctor who was treating the child said, “There were evidentiary marks of sexual assault on the child. She was discharged from the hospital after treatment on Monday. “
After the police were informed, they took the 15-year-old boy into custody and sent him to the Juvenile Justice Home in Madiwala.
A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered by the Harohalli police.
Inputs: Times Now