There is a need to create more awareness on the increasing incidents of sexual assault on children, Ernakulam Pocso Court Judge K Vinod Chandran said on Friday.
On June 9, a video showing the child allegedly forced by four persons into consuming liquor and smoking beedi went viral and shocked activists.
Sources said that the minor sustained the burn injuries on the sole of the foot, palms and arms and is undergoing treatment in Pollachi GH for two days.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident took place on June 2 in Khajuri Khas area of the city, police said.
Kumar had worked as a teacher for 38 years at the school before retiring on March 31 this year.
In a little over nine months, the Nirbhaya Specialised Counselling and Support Centre for Women has been able to resolve over 200 cases.
On Thursday, the father brought the girl to a private hospital in Kanhangad after she complained of stomach pain and after a CT scan, doctors found the girl was pregnant.
Sources in the agency said the CBI recently joined a select group of agencies of 67 countries that are connected to the database.
In the heart-wrenching video, apparently shot by a relative, the woman was purportedly seen thrashing, slapping and also throwing the child on a bed, they said.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, which tried to persuade the child to talk to his mother, made an effort by talking to the parents and the son in the chambers for over 45 minutes.
According to the Warangal ACP K Giri Kumar, the family of the girl lodged a complaint at Intezargunj police station identifying the culprit as Gouse Pasha, a daily wage labourer residing in MH Nagar.
According to police, the accused and the victim reside in the same lane and the latter is a regular visitor to the former's residence, where he used to play.
A Childline officer said A Duraipandian, the warden, hails from Thoothukudi district and had worked at the home for over two years.
The allegations are from people born between 1933 and 2006 and tell of psychological torment kept secret for decades, the Independent Committee for the Study of Child Abuse in the Church said.
The number of overall offenses in Japan in the recording period, however, hit a record low at 568,148 cases, falling for the seventh successive year, the NPA said.