Female teacher arrested in Kerala for abducting Class 10th teenage boy

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The Hush Post: The Kerala Police have arrested a female teacher for allegedly abducting a class 10th minor boy.

The accused is a 40-year-old female teacher. She hails from Kerala’s Alappuzha district. The boy’s family has accused her of abducting their 15-year-old son and taking him to Tamil Nadu without their knowledge.

The teenage boy, who is a class 10 student, had gone missing on September 23 from his house in Cherthala. The Cherthala Police arrived at the Chennai Park lodge in Choolaimedu. At the lodge, they found that the teacher and the student were there for four days, a report said.

“Two complaints were filed in Alappuzha, one each at Muhamma and Cherthala police stations. At Muhamma police station, the complaint was filed by the child’s parents because he was missing. At Cherthala, the teachers’ parents filed a missing complaint,” said sub-inspector Ajith Kumar at Cherthala police station. “In a joint investigation the police traced them to Chennai, early morning on Friday,” he said.

The police sources said that initially, they searched for the teacher and the boy in Kanyakumari, Ooty, and Madurai. They did so as some eyewitnesses saw the teacher and teenage boy at the Cherthala railway station.

The minor boy’s father said that the teacher took the child away under on the pretext of him accompanying her to a bus stop

The boy’s father said the teacher took his minor son on the pretext of going to the bus stop for 10 minutes.

“He said he’ll go till the bus stop and come back. The teacher took him saying she’ll send him back in 10 minutes. But he never came back. After half an hour, when we called the teacher said she said he will reach in 5 minutes. When we called again after some time, her phone was switched off,” the boy’s father said.

The police brought the teacher and the boy to the Muhamma police station. Then they lodged an FIR against the teacher under IPC for kidnapping and section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

The cops have sent a report to the Child Welfare Committee.

The district childline authorities said they meet the boy and further investigations will take place. “A sitting with the CWC officials will happen on October 4. After this, counselling, medical tests will be carried out as per the protocol,” Childline Alappuzha officials said.

As per the investigating officer, the teacher said that the boy was unable to live in his house anymore. So she decided to take him with her. But, the police said that as per preliminary probe the child has a good relationship with his parents.

The police presented the teenager before the Juvenile Justice Board. The Board has sent him with his parents, a police officer said.

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