In a shocking incident, a child abuse prevention counsellor was booked on charges of attempt to molest a minor boy. The police booked a case following a complaint filed by the parents of the kid. 

Saifudheen, 40, a native of Kandanakam, is a known child abuse prevention counsellor who used to impart classes among parents and children against exploitation of children. He is also running a trust which organises classes against harassment of children. 

The incident took place a day after he took a class held by the trust working against abuse of children. The Childline volunteers said the incident took place on Sunday. Saifudheen approached the boy who was on his way to a nearby shop and lured him by offering study material. He then took the 14-year-old to his house and molested the kid after locking him inside a room.

Upon hearing the cries of the boy, Saifudheen's wife came to the rescue of the minor. 

The boy informed his parents who filed a complaint with Ponnani police. By the time police registered the case and began search, Saifudheen absconded from the place.