MUMBAI: A plucky teenager living on the streets rescued a nine-year-old boywho was being repeatedly sexually abused by a man and helped him lodge a police complaint. The deposition of both boys has now helped nail the 24-year-oldaccused, Anil Yenke, who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act court on Thursday.
The informant lived under a railway bridge at the time of the incident in 2015. The witness said he and many other children had no families and many of them were addicted to drugs.
He said he knew the accused and the victim through an NGO that supported them. The trio slept on the footpath. He said in the wee hours of September 29, 2015, he saw the accused sexually assaulting the boy.