The Kerala Police on Sunday arrested a priest for indulging in unnatural sexual intercourse with a minor. The priest, identified as Father Basil Kuriakose, 65, the principal of David International School in Muvattupuzha, was arrested under section 377 of the IPC criminalises sexual intercourse against the order of nature. It also forbids homosexual sex and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
“The victim was a 11-year old boy who was studying at a boarding school here. The boy disclosed the incident to his brother who came to meet him at the school. Following this, the parents lodged a complaint”, the police told ANI.
The 65-year-old priest misbehaved with the 11-year-old boy in the school dormitory. The incident took place when the other people were on vacation. “The accused stripped the boy before molesting him. He also tried to sodomise him,” police said. The school was run by a private charitable trust, police added.