The incident came to light on Friday when the boy’s parents took up the matter with the Anganwadi centre staff after his lips got swollen.
Johnson was indicted on charges of alleged willful torture, willful abuse, and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18.
In 2019, 43 per cent of cases were closed by police on this ground as per the final reports filed in court, the study said.
The complainant is the nine-year-old's biological mother, an official said.
The teachers of Dr T Thirunanam Primary School in the city have adopted a novel way to raise awareness on child abuse through traditional puppet shows, drawing attention and admiration.
However, their psychiatric, psychosocial and medical history were seldom assessed.
The protesters claimed that they belonged to two voluntary organisation which work for the welfare of children, especially child labour.
Tejo Barath is developing a mobile app to make kids understand body safety rules, gender equality through interactive sessions and fun exercise to ensure better learning experience
The members of PT are getting many enquiries from different parts of the state.
The 23-year-old man had lured the minor to a secluded spot by offering her Rs 10.
Ram Bhuwan had allegedly abused around 50 children in the age group of 5-16 years in four districts of Uttar Pradesh for over a decade and selling those recorded sexually explicit acts on dark web.
The case involves the death of two Dalit girls aged 13 and 9, 52 days apart in early 2017 after sexual assault.
In the order passed recently, special court judge S S Shaikh also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict Ashwin Arvind Puranik.
The raids, which commenced early in the morning continued late into the night, the officials said.
The Catholic-majority country has one of the lowest ages of consent in the world, allowing adults to legally have sex with children as young as 12 if they agree.