UP: 7-year-old boy sexually assaults 5-year-old neighbour

Updated: 20 October, 2020 10:45 IST | IANS | Aligarh

The victim stated that she was assaulted by the boy when she had gone to her neighbour's house to recover her ball

Photo for representational purpose
Photo for representational purpose

A 7-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaulted his five-and-a-half-year-old neighbour in Aligarh, police said.

An FIR was recorded under section 376 (rape) of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act at Kawarsi police station.

The accused child will be produced before the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Board on Tuesday, superintendent of police (crime) Arvind Kumar said.

In her statement to a child welfare officer, the victim stated that she was sexually assaulted by the boy when she had gone to her neighbour's house to recover her ball.

According to the complaint filed by the girl's mother, the incident took place on October 12.

"My daughter had gone to the neighbour's house to pick her ball, which had accidentally gone there, when she was playing on the terrace. She was then grabbed by the son of the neighbour's tenant," the FIR said.

"Though the boy's age was not mentioned in the complaint, a medical examination revealed he is seven years old," said the police.

The boy is presently with his parents.

Section 83 of IPC, incidentally, offers partial immunity to children between the age of 7 and 12 stating, "Nothing is an offence which is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge of the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion."

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 20 October, 2020 10:30 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK