Hyderabad, Feb 7: Another incident of sexual abuse came into light from an Old Age Home at Nagole district of Hyderabad where a 12-year old girl was sexually harassed. The girl, who was illegally employed as a worker at an old age home, faced the sexual abuse by the home managers for several months and tolerated the brutality without informing anyone about it. The home management had agreed to pay her a monthly salary of Rs 3,000 along with free boarding. The brutal incident came into light after the girl lodged a complaint with the LB Nagar police about the sexual exploitation on Monday. Soon after the complaint was registered, the trio was reportedly taken into custody.

As per reports by TOI, the 12-year old victim alleged that Srinivas, Manik and their friend Venu gopal had sexually abused her several times. All these three men are between 35 and 40 years old.  As per reports, the LB Nagar police, the Akshaya Old Age Home at Nagole was run by one Srinivas Reddy and Manik Rao for the last few years. (ALSO READ: War on child pornography: Kerala ethical hackers pull down 59 Facebook pages sharing explicit content involving minors)

“The victim claimed that she was abused since May 2016. She has been working at the home for the past one year,” LB Nagar inspector P Kasi Reddy was quoted saying by TOI.  Reddy said that the three were booked under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Reports state that the girl’s mother died decades ago while her father got married again. The 12-year old minor was in the custody of her uncle. The issue came to light two days ago when her uncle went to see her at the home and she complained of pain.  TOI reported that when the minor was taken to a doctor, she narrated her ordeal and described her fight with those men.