The Uttar Pradesh police have apprehended four juveniles in Shamli district for attempting to sodomise a 12-year-old boy. All the four accused are aged between 12 to 15, confirmed UP police.
According to the report by PTI, the minor victim was playing outside his house when the accused, who were his neighbours, approached him and asked him to come with them. The accused, then took him to a vacant plot where they tried to sodomise the victim. They fled after the boy fell unconscious. Later, the boy was found by his family, the police said.
The Shamli police confirmed that a case has been registered against the four juveniles and they were apprehended. They were sent to a juvenile home after medical examination, they said.
In October this year, a 13-year-old boy was murdered in Bareilly by someone who attempted to sodomize him. The police had started investigating after his family lodged a missing complaint. A few hours later, his body was recovered at a deserted spot outside his village.
Similarly, in July, 34-year-old Sikandar Khan alias Kale Khan alias Jeevanu has been arrested by Jaipur Police from Kota for raping a seven-year-old girl in Jaipur. His interrogation has revealed that he has earlier sodomised at least 25 minors in the past.