Ballia (UP): A former village head was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a seven-year-old boy in Bansdeeh area of the district, a senior police officer said.

The boy was allegedly taken to a secluded place and molested by the accused, Devendra Pandey, on Monday night, Additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Tripathi said.

Pandey was arrested following a complaint lodged by the boy's mother, he said.