Sexual abuse of a child is a horrific and heinous crime. Everyday in different parts of India cases of child sexual abuse are being reported, many however, continue to remain unreported.
The most shocking truth about child sexual abuse in India is that in all child sexual abuse case reported in the country which is part of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, in 96 percent of the cases, most of the sexual abusers were known to the children. And even more disturbing is the fact that the sexual offender is known to the family.
On analyzing the NRCB 2020 Data on Offenders Relation to Child Victims of POCSO Act (Section 4 & 6) – 2020, it shockingly revealed that most sexual offenders of the minor children were family member, family friends, neighbors or people known to the family and friends, or online friends on the pretext of marriage.