A 60-year-old chemical shop worker was arrested yesterday for sodomising three minor boys. He allegedly sodomised a 13-year-old boy for 6 months and when the kid experienced severe pain, the accused asked him to get his friends instead. The boy lured his friends aged 11 years to the shop on the pretext of getting money for chocolates and the accused sodomised them too.
The 11-year-olds narrated the incident to their parents, who filed an FIR in LT Marg police station on Monday, following which the accused, identified as Tukaram Bhiku Kadam, was arrested.
Kadam, who works in a chemical shop, allegedly performed the criminal act inside the shop. “Kadam used to eat at a mess which is on the ground floor of the building, where the 13-year-old survivor lives. In June, the accused lured the boy to his shop on the pretext of giving him chocolates and sodomised him. Kadam threatened to kill him if he told anybody. Kadam continued this for six months and whenever the boy cried due to pain, he silenced him by giving him Rs 100,” said a police officer from LT Marg police station. Since the boy was experiencing severe pain lately, the accused asked him to get him someone else if he wanted to get rid of his sufferings. The boy then went to his two friends, who also study in the same school.
One of the 11-year-olds’ parents said the 13-year-old lured the other two to the shop saying an uncle would give them money to buy chocolates. Both the boys were then sodomised by the accused. The accused has been booked under Sections 377 (unnatural offence), 363 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation) along with sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.