Mumbai: A case of assault on a nine-year-old boy with a four-and-a-half-year-old girl has come to light in Thane area. Vithalwadi Police has registered a case against the child under POCSO Act while further investigation of the matter is being done by Assistant Sub Inspector Chaudhary.

The accused is the neighbor of the victim, both are residents of Vitthalwadi complex in Kalyan East. The boy allegedly took the boy to the backyard of the house on the pretext of playing with the girl and committed the crime. The girl, unaware of what had actually happened to her, went home and did not tell anyone about the incident. However, the matter came to the fore when the child had to face the health consequences of the examinations which he was subjected to.

The girl’s concerned mother then took her into confidence and asked her some basic questions, eventually realizing that the victim had been sexually assaulted. On April 15, the victim’s mother reached the Vithalwadi police station and filed a case against the minor living in the neighborhood under section 376 of the POCSO Act. Further legalization is going on in the matter as informed by Assistant Sub Inspector Choudhary.