11-year-old lodges police complaint against his father for torture


In a unique case of its kind, a 11-year-old boy on Friday lodged a complaint of harassment and physical torture against his father in Telangana’s Karimnagar district.
According to the report published in the Times of India Jammikunta police station received a complaint from11-year-old Moluguri Shashi Kumar, who stated that he was harassed by his father M Srinivas.
In a handwritten letter handed over to Jammikunta police, Sashi Kumar alleged that he has been subjected to physical and mental harassment in the last few months, said the report.
The police has registered a case under various Sections of IPC and Juvenile Act and arrested Srinivas, said the report.
“Shashi Kumar told the police that he was not willing to stay with his father. He urged the police to keep him in a hostel so that he could continue his studies without any interruption,” the report mentioned.
“Srinivas was addicted to alcohol. He frequently attacked his wife Ramya and son Shashi Kumar,” the report quoted Jammikunta police inspector P Prashanth Reddy as having said.
“On Thursday night when Srinivas returned home from work, Ramya did not receive him. Enraged over Ramya’s behaviour, he started beating Shashi Kumar. He also threw chilli powder on the boy. The boy approached the police on Friday and lodged a written complaint against his father. Jammikunta police is investigating the case,” the report said.
Srinivas was booked under Sections 324, 342, and 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 75 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 and was later produced before a court, which remanded him to judicial custody, said the report.
The boy was sent to hospital for treatment, the report mentioned.


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