Berhampur: In a shocking and least heard of incident, an eight-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by one K Suresh of Bada Bazaar area. The accused, owner of Suresh Plastics in Berhampur, later consumed poison and attempted suicide as soon as the news spread.
According to sources, Suresh had been indulging in unnatural physical relationship with the minor boy for quite some time.
As per initial reports, cases have been registered against the accused under Sections 377, 325 and POCSO Act, though police are yet to confirm this.
Meanwhile, the District Sessions Judge Court recorded the statement of the minor boy under Section 164 of the CrPC. Later, the boy was sent for a medical examination, sources said.
The accused, has however, been rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur and later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar as his condition deteriorated following his suicide attempt.