Lucknow: A sub-inspector of Uttar Pradesh Police was arrested in Sitapur district, 88 km from Lucknow, for sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, officials said.

Sub-Inspector Dharmendra Pratap Singh, posted at Pisanva police station in the Netakheda village, allegedly sodomised the boy, who was acting as a night watchman in place of his father, who was taken unwell, a home department spokesman said.

The policeman called him to his room on some pretext and then committed the crime, the official said.

The father of the victim registered a case with the police, after which Singh was sent to jail.


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