A 17-year old has been held for allegedly grievously injuring a nine-year old boy for resisting his sexual advances, the police said today.
A City Police press release said a 'boy missing' complaint was filed by the boy's parents after their son went untraceable following which a case was registered.
Maduravoyal police, probing the case, received information that a child was found lying unconscious with injuries near a bypass and it turned out to be the missing boy, it said.
Probe revealed that the 17-year old boy tried to rape the child and when he resisted, the former allegedly attacked him using a stone and fled the place.
Later, when police arrested the teen, he admitted to the crime, the release said, adding, he was produced before a juvenile court and sent to a care home.
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