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Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on sexual and physical violence which some readers may find disturbing.
If anyone has done any form of sexual abuse on your child, threatens your child or records1 any sexual act done to your child, then you should complain against this person. As parents, you should make sure that you, your child and your family do not undergo trauma because of blackmailing and can report such cases to the police and other authorities.
For example, if Seema’s tuition teacher has sexually abused her, recorded a video of it and blackmails her parents for favours or money, then in such situations, the parents should immediately complain to the police and other authorities who will take action.
The punishment would be jail time of three years and/or a fine.2
Please call the police at 100 if you are being blackmailed as this is a form of sexual harassment under the law. You can also report the child sexual abuse.0
- Section 11(v), The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
- Section 12, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012