A 17-year-old student of a popular Central Delhi school has been apprehended for allegedly sodomising an 11-year-old boy studying in the same school for the past two years.
The police said the minor once even tried to sodomise the younger boy inside the school premises. The minor threatened to kill the victim's younger brother by throwing him on the railway tracks if he tried to spill the beans.
The minor, a class tenth student, has been sent to a juvenile home. The victim and accused were neighbours. The older boy used to allegedly target the victim when he went to use the public toilet in the area.
The victim's father is a government employee. The parents of the victim had no idea their son was being victimized since the last two years.
“On August 17, my son was again sexually assaulted by the boy. He was not able to pass stool so we took him to a private doctor,” said his father. “The doctor then told us about the sexual assault. We had no idea. My son was so scared for his and his brother's life that he refused to say anything. We took him to LNJP Hospital where the doctors confirmed sodomy.”
The Central Delhi Police later apprehended the 17-year-old from his house. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Jaspal Singh said, “The minor was forcing the boy for sodomy. We have sent the accused to juvenile home and are further investigating the matter.”
The father of the victim said that the abuse started when the child was in class fourth.
"He told me that the boy used to abuse him at least twice a month. He even tried to assault him in school once. But my son threatened to shout for help so he couldn't’ do anything." The father of the accused outsources manpower to wash utensils at small restaurants in the city.