Minor boy sexually abused by temple priest in Faridabad

Faridabad: A four-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused by a temple priest here, police said today. According to a complaint filed by one Dharmendra, a resident of Arya Samaj Mandir at SGM Nagar, on April 7 morning he saw the boy coming out of Pandit Amirchand's room, they said.

When asked what he was doing in the room, the boy narrated the incident following which the Dharmendra reported the matter to the head of the institution, police said. Dharmendra was asked to keep quiet to avoid any bad name to the temple. Soon after, media and locals reached the spot and he was asked to give a written complaint, they said.

A complaint was filed yesterday at SGM Nagar police station here under section 4 of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) Act. "Police is investigating the matter," said investigating officer Virendra Singh.

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