A 47-year-old cook dinner from Odisha was arrested from Karnataka’s Hubballi for allegedly sexually assaulting minor boys and recording the act on his cell phone.
Based on police the accused Prabhanjan additionally allegedly threatened the minor boys.
The incident got here to fore after mother and father of two minor boys who have been sexually assaulted and threatened by the cook dinner approached the Previous Hubballi Police station to lodge a grievance.
Compelled minor boys for unnatural sexual acts
The police mentioned the accused, who labored in a number one resort, first befriended the minor boys and took them to his rented lodging in Siddalingeshwara Colony in Hubballi. He used to lure them with snacks, goodies and cash.
After efficiently managing to taking them to his room, he threatened them with a knife and sexually assaulted them.
He compelled them into unnatural sexual acts and received it videographed on his cell phone with the assistance of one other boy, a senior police official mentioned.
Threatened of dire penalties
The accused additionally threatened the boys of dire penalties in the event that they disclosed the incident to anybody else. The minor boys have been sexually assaulted on a number of events, the senior police officer added.
When the matter got here to public consideration, locals thrashed the accused earlier than handing him over to police.
Based mostly on the grievance acquired, a case was registered below sections 377 (unnatural offences), 506 (2) (prison intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences Act and IT Act and the accused was arrested, in keeping with police.
With inputs from PTI