Ker­ala woman booked for ‘rap­ing’ 9-year-old nephew

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Malap­pu­ram: Po­lice have booked a 36-year-old woman for al­legedly rap­ing her nineyear-old nephew in Malap­pu­ram dis­trict’s Then­hip­palam area for the past one year.

The crime came to light af­ter the boy re­vealed it to a doc­tor, who in turn, alerted child­line au­thor­i­ties. Child­line of­fi­cials recorded his state­ment and for­warded a com­plaint to po­lice. Cops have booked the woman un­der Sec­tions 5 and 6 (ag­gra­vated pen­e­tra­tive sex­ual as­sault) of the Pocso Act.

“The pro­longed sex­ual as­sault has affected his men­tal health,” said Child­line (Malap­pu­ram) co­or­di­na­tor An­war Karakkadan.

Then­hip­palam SI Binu Thomas said the case was filed based on the state­ment given to Child­line au­thor­i­ties, and more de­tails can be re­vealed later. “We have learnt that there was a dis­pute be­tween the fam­ily of the sur­vivor and ac­cused. We have to check whether the al­le­ga­tion is linked to the dis­pute,” he said.

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