The Asian Age

Boy, 14, forced to lick shoes, perform sex act by ‘friends’

3 apprehende­d for recording obscene video, sharing it on Instagram

- AGE CORRESPOND­ENT NEW DELHI, JAN. 29

In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old boy was made to lick shoes and was forced to perform “unnatural sex” by three of his friends, who also recorded the act and put its video on social media in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas area.

The incident came to the fore on Sunday night when another boy sent the video to the mother of the boy and she approached the local police, the police said on Monday.

The video, also posted on Instagram, showed the boy being made to crouch at knifepoint, while his “friends” first made him lick their shoes and then forced him to perform an “unnatural act,” the police said.

Responding to a PCR call on Sunday night, the “local police rushed to the spot where the caller said some boys had committed an unnatural act with her 14-year-old son and sent the video clip to her on her mobile phone,” an officer said.

They took the boy for a medical exam and then to counsellin­g.

The officer said that according to the victim, he was on his way home on

◗ A CASE under Sections 377 (unnatural sex) and 506 of the IPC and Section 12 of the Pocso Act has been registered at Hauz Khas police station

Saturday at around 6.30 pm after playing at Central Park in Hauz Khas when three of his friends, aged between 12 and 14 years, forced him to go with them to an isolated place.

“One of the accused pointed a vegetable knife and put his private part in his mouth. The trio also captured that act on their mobile phone,” another officer said. The accused also threatened him with dire consequenc­es if he told anyone about the act, the officer said.

Out of fear, the boy hid his ordeal from his parents.

On the basis of the boy’s statement, a case under Sections 377 (unnatural sex) and 506 (criminal intimidati­on) of the IPC and Section 12 of the Pocso Act has been registered at Hauz Khas police station.

The three accused have been apprehende­d and are being questioned, the police said.

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