Hyderabad: As many as 92 incidents of child sexual abuse have been reported in the city in the last three months, a recent survey said. These cases were from all three Police Commissionerates — Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda. At a round table conference held to discuss the good practices to prevent child sexual abuse at home, educational institutions and other places, here on Friday, Balala Hakkula Sangham Honorary president Achyuta Rao cited the survey and said, “All these cases were reported in the span of just three months between January and March.”
A panel drawn from different fields discussed and suggested preventive measures like educating the teachers, sex education in the curriculum, good and bad touch, awareness among boys and girls, parent’s supervision on children and every school having a qualified psychologist. The panelists included Additional Commissioner of Police Shikha Goel, Kanakadurga and Namratha from Bharosa, psychiatrists Dr Samhitha and Dr Mrinalini, psychologist Dr Radhika Acharya Nalan, gynaecologist V Shobha, pediatrician Dr P Sudarshan Reddy, educationalists Dr Shyam Sunder Reddy and Amarnath Vasi Reddy.