Karnataka: Orphanage caretaker held for sexually abusing boy

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Mangaluru, Apr 6 (PTI) The caretaker of an orphanage at Kumpala in Dakshina Kannada district has been arrested on charges ofsexually abusing a 14-year-old boy, police said on Tuesday.

The arrested person has been identified as Ayub (52), belonging to Konaje near here, they said.

A case under POCSO has been registered.

City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar told reporters here that the arrest was made based on the revelations made by the boy during an awareness programme for inmates of child care centres and orphanages within the Mangaluru commissionerate limits.

During the programme, children were made awareofvariousaspects relating to physical and sexual abuse and child rights.

The commissioner said 20 such instances have come to light and investigations are in progress.PTI MVG BN BN