Punjab cop dismissed for sodomising 8-year-old

Jalandhar, June 15 (IANS) A Punjab Police constable was Saturday dismissed from service for allegedly sodomizing an eight year old boy here, an official said.

The constable, Sanjiv Kumar, was booked by police Friday evening after the victim told his family that the policeman had sexually assaulted him.

A senior police officer said that the constable has been dismissed from service following the incident.

The victim, who is the son of a migrant labourer from Uttar Pradesh, lived in the neighbourhood of the constable. The victim had come to this Punjab city, 150 km from Chandigarh, with his family recently and was to take admission in a school.

The constable had lured the boy to his room by offering biscuits.