School Principal Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor Boy

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Kochi: A 65-year-old school principal, who is also a priest, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor boy at the institute’s hostel.

Basil Kuriakose was arrested this morning after a complaint from the 11-year-old boy’s mother, who is working in Haryana.

Kerala police

The boy, a student of the residential school affiliated to CBSE at nearby Kunnathunad, was allegedly sexually assaulted in his hostel room on the night of December 21.

The boy revealed the incident to his brother who came to meet him at the hostel. He alerted their parents, following which the complaint was lodged against Kuriakose, police said.

The principal has been booked under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.

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