KOCHI: The chief medical officer of the Ernakulam General Hospital and his live-in partner were booked for allegedly torturing the latter’s 10-year-old son. The Thrikkakara police have registered a case against Dr Adarsh Radhakrishnan, 33, and the woman, 30, based on a statement given by the child.
“The woman and her son had been staying with the doctor at his house at Surya Nagar, Palachuvadu, in the city,” said an officer. “According to the boy’s statement, the doctor used to beat him up at the slightest pretext. On Sunday, he was physically assaulted by the doctor, forcing him to leave the home and take shelter in a neighbour’s house. The neighbour informed Childline and they alerted the police.”
“The boy was found emotionally and physically distressed. There were marks on his body,” said Abhilash, Childline coordinator.According to him, the boy ran out of the house as he could not put up with the severe assault. “The doctor was produced before the Child Welfare Committee. The boy has been admitted to a shelter home,” he added.
According to the Thrikkakara police, the woman has been living with the doctor for a few years since the breakdown of two earlier marriages. “The boy is from her first marriage,” said the police.A case was registered under Sections 323 and 324 of the IPC, and Sections of POCSO and the JJ Act. In his statement, the boy said the doctor had hurt his private parts at the swimming pool of the IMA House, Kochi. The mother also used to assault him, said the police.