Vijayawada: A six-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old boy at Gutlapalli village of Bollapalli mandal in Guntur district on Friday. The incident came to light after the child’s parents lodged a complaint at Bandlamottu police station.
According to sub-inspector Anil Kumar, the incident happened at the residence of the accused on Friday afternoon. Cops said that the accused allegedly lured the young boy to his home in the guise of giving candy and tried to sodomise the boy and molested him.
When the child began crying in pain, the 16-year-old accused let him go back home and threatened him to not reveal anything. Upon noticing the child’s gloomy behaviour, his family members probed further and found out that he was sexually assaulted.
They then decided to inform the police. A case was registered under relevant sections of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. Further investigation is on. The young child was sent to a local government hospital for a medical examination.