Teenager held for sodomising 8-yr-old Vasco boy
Within four days of the Vasco rape incident, the port town was witness to yet another shocking incident that was reported on Thursday wherein an 8-year-old school boy was allegedly sodomised by a 15-year-old boy. The incident was reported in Assoi-Dongri locality, which is next to the Dabolim airport.
The Vasco police have registered an offence under Section 377 of IPC and Section 8 and 2 of the Goa Children’s Act based on a complaint filed by the parents of the victim and have taken the accused into custody.
According to information available from close associates of the victim boy and the people residing in the surroundings, the accused is a drug addict. The victim and the accused are learnt to be studying in a school. The accused lured the victim by offering some eatables and took him to an isolated spot. When the victim returned home, he informed his parents about the incident after which the parents immediately rushed him to the Cottage Hospital at Chicalim.
The doctors at the hospital intimated the Vasco police who thereafter took the accused into custody. The victim has been sent to the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim for medical examination. The accused will be sent to Juvenile Home at Merces. The Vasco PI, Mr Rupendra Shetgaonkar is further investigating into the case, which is under the supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vasco, Mr Lawrence D’Souza. [NT]