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Policeman Booked For Attempting To Sexually Assault 14-Year-Old Boy In Ghaziabad

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| December 28 , 2017 , 12:25 IST

Sexual assault and harassment is a traumatic incident for the survivor, regardless of the age or gender of the victim. A 14-year-old boy who was returning home from a friend's birthday party narrowly avoided being sexually assaulted when he ran away soon after a drunk policeman kissed him.

A 52-year-old drunk policeman identified as traffic head constable Ravinder Singh living in the same apartment complex in Rajnagar Extension in Ghaziabad stopped the boy on Tuesday night when the boy was returning home.

"When he was passing by Singh's apartment, the cop stopped him and started a conversation with him asking him about his school and in which class he studied. Singh suddenly kissed him on his cheek and asked him to come inside his flat and close the door. The boy rushed to his own flat and told his parents about it," said circle officer II (city) Atish Kumar Singh.

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"The boy has not received any injuries," he added.

A complaint was filed by the boy's family and an FIR was registered against the policeman under sections 342 (wrongful confinement) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC and sections 7 and 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

"The statement of the boy has been recorded. The traffic wing where Singh is posted has also been informed," the circle officer said.

Prompt action at the slightest chance of risk of sexual assault would serve as a major deterrent to possible offenders.