A 56-year-old sub-inspector, posted with the Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), has been arrested on charges of touching a 14-year-old boy inappropriately and biting him.
The accused, identified as Sub-Inspector Suresh Kumar, was arrested after the father of the victim approached police.
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Kumar had met the boy in Defence Colony on Monday, while he was on his way back home, said a senior police officer. The victim was returning from his tuition class when he met the officer, said sources.
The sources said Kumar offered to drop the boy home on his motorcycle, but took him to a restaurant instead.
According to the complaint, while they were talking in the restaurant, Kumar convinced the boy to share his mobile number. The officer also tried to kiss the boy on both cheeks and bit him, said the complaint.
The next day, Kumar called up the boy and asked him to meet him at a hotel, said police sources. The boy then informed his father, who called up the accused on his mobile phone and reprimanded him.
The father of the victim then approached police and informed them about the incident, said the source.
A case under Section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered at the Defence Colony police station and a team was formed to trace the accused.
However, when the complaint was filed, police had no idea that the accused was an officer in the force.
On Wednesday, the boy’s statement was recorded before a magistrate, after which the accused was arrested, said sources.
Kumar has been suspended from his duties with immediate effect and a further inquiry has been ordered, added sources. Police are also trying to find out if there were similar complaints against Kumar earlier.