A woman in Kadakkavoor in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) for sexually exploiting her 14-year-old son, police said on Monday. This is the first such incident seen in the state.
The father had complained to the police that the boy’s mother had been exploiting their son for quite some time.
The matter came to light when the father of the child filed a complaint at Kadakkvoor police station against his wife. They forwarded it to the Child Welfare Commission.
The man alleged that his wife had been sexually abusing their child for a long time. The mother has been looking after the child since he was 10.
Taking cognisance of the father’s complaint, the police forwarded his complaint to the Child Welfare Commission. The child was counselled by Childline workers and his statement was reported. He repeated the same things to the Childline workers that he had told his father.
Police reportedly informed on Monday that the woman has been arrested under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
They found that the 35-year-old woman has exploited her son and police then took the case and arrested her.
She was produced before a court which sent her to judicial custody and is now at the women’s prison, Thiruvananathapuram.
As the news surfaced online, netizens are lashing out at the 35-year-old mother for committing such a heinous act on her son. Some netizens even went a step ahead and urged authorities to frame strong law that gives capital punishment against child abusers.