The Kurla police have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly sodomising a minor boy for the last two years. The accused, Danish Ali Shaikh, allegedly threatened the 14-year-old with dire consequences if he disclosed the assault to anyone.
The incident came to light on Monday when the victim’s father found Shaikh beating up his son. When he tried to rescue him, Shaikh attacked him as well. The accused left the spot only after a few onlookers intervened.
Later, the father took his son into confidence and asked him about Shaikh and the reason behind the beating. The victim then narrated his ordeal and said that Shaikh had been sexually assaulting him for the last two years. He was also sexually assaulted at knifepoint, he said.
The family took the boy to Kurla police station to lodge a complaint. “Soon after the offence was registered we arrested the accused. He was produced before the court which granted him police custody,” said an officer from Kurla police station.
Shaikh has been charged under sections 376 (rape) 377 (unnatural sex), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), along with relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
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