Guard detained in Ghaziabad for sexual abuse of eight-year-old boy
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Guard detained in Ghaziabad for sexual abuse of eight-year-old boy

The child’s mother used to leave him in the elderly guard’s care when she was at work

noida Updated: Jun 03, 2017 16:23 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
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The boy on Saturday told his mother that the guard had been touching him inappropriately.(Reuters/Photo for representative purpose only)

The Ghaziabad police on Saturday evening detained a security guard of a private hospital’s nursing hostel for inappropriately touching an eight-year-old boy. The boy’s mother, a non-medical staffer of the hospital, has filed a complaint at the Kavi Nagar police station.

In her complaint, she said that with summer vacations going on, she had been dropping her son off at the hospital’s nursing hostel nearby when she was at work. There, the accused guard, Gyan Chand (58), was entrusted to look after the boy. However, on Saturday the boy said that the guard had been touching him inappropriately.

“For the past three days, my son did not tell me anything out of shame. On Saturday, when I was preparing to drop him off at the hostel, he told me that the guard puts his hands in his undergarments and tries to touch his private parts. He told me everything that had happened,” stated the boy’s mother in her complaint. She has sought strict action against the guard.

Following the complaint, the police said they registered an FIR against the guard under provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) and also under sections of sexual harassment of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“We have detained the guard for questioning and he will be arrested soon. He has denied the allegations and said that he had slapped the boy once. He also said that he suffers from a heart problem,” said Hemant Rai, station house officer (SHO), Kavi Nagar police station.

First Published: May 27, 2017 23:15 IST