A 7-year-old boy who refused to go home with his mother reportedly told a counselor that his maternal uncle sexually assaulting him.
New India Express reports that the child revealed the information during a counseling session after his father took him to a psychologist on December 20. Afterward, the case was transferred to the Marad police station in Kochi, India.
According to reports, the child told the psychologist that he told his mother about the alleged sexual abuse, but she didn’t do anything to stop it. The boy’s parents are separated and the alleged incidents happened while he was at his mother’s house.
“During the counselling session, the child revealed the reason for his reluctance to go with his mother. His parents are separated. The incidents described by the child are shocking” the counselor reported.
“The child was subjected to repeated sexual abuse by his mother’s brother. Though the child told his mother about it, he was threatened not to disclose it to anyone else.”
It’s unclear whether there have been any arrests in the case. The Latin Times reports that Marad authorities still haven’t launched “a detailed probe into the case.”
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