Edappal: A 16-year-old boy belonging to a migrant family that came to work in a trade fair at Malappuram was sexually abused by an electrical worker at the venue. His mother and a relative, who went to question the act, were beaten up. The teenager who was also hit with an iron rod suffered a fracture in the finger. Three persons were arrested in connection with the incident and slapped various sections of POCSO Act.
Narayanan, 45, hailing from Palakkad had subjected the teenager to unnatural sex at the venue of the exhibition on April 23. A week later the boy informed his mother about the incident. Two persons hailing from Kasargod and Kozhikode hit the boy, his mother and their relative using rods when they approached the assailant. However, the police are yet confirm their direct involvement in molesting the boy.
The complaint said that Narayanan had also threatened the boy to face dire consequences if he failed to keep the matter to himself.
The accused were presented at the court. The family had come to the town only a few days ago to join the cleaning job at the exhibition centre.
The three were arrested by Changaramkulam Circle Inspector T D Vijayakumar and Sub-Inspector T D Manojkumar.