A special court here on Friday confined a 33-year-old man to ten years’ imprisonment for sexually harassing a mentally handicapped teenage boy here.
Nikhil Bhole, the defamed, charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act as well as Indian Penal Code section 377 (unnatural offenses) by special judge for POCSO cases Surkeha Patil.
The victim is under seven years, was subjected to a sexual assault by the indicted inside a public toilet in Chembur area here in 2016. The matter exposed when the boy was taken to a hospital for treatment for some medical issues.
The prosecution probed seven observers during the trial, special public prosecutor Veena Shelar said.