In a shocking as well as a bizarre incident, a woman has been charged for sexually abusing her minor son in Kerala. The woman, 35, however, claimed innocence and alleged that she is being framed by her estranged husband and his second wife in the case.
The accused told reporters, “The truth should come out. My son was threatened by his father to give the statements against me. The case is fabricated.”
Bail granted by court
Notably, the woman, who was arrested under the Protection of Child from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, has been successful in securing bail from a court. While granting the relief to the woman, the court remarked that the offences alleged against the woman are grave and quite unheard of.
The court, while considering the seriousness of the matter, asked the Kerala police chief to formulate a special team to probe the matter and also directed that the team must have a woman IPS officer.
Woman arrested last month
The woman from nearby Kadakkavoor was arrested on December 28 on charges of sexually abusing her son since the age of 10 till he shifted to Sharjah with his father in December 2019.
The case was registered based on a report filed by the Child Welfare Committee officials who had conducted counselling of the child. She said she was not aware of the details of the case and came to know about it only at the police station. “I cried and told the police that this was not true”, she said.
The woman alleged that the POCSO case was filed by her husband in retaliation for the case she had moved before a family court seeking custody of her four children and alimony. “I am innocent. The truth should come out. My son will never make such a complaint”, the woman asserted.
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