Hyderabad: A three-and-a-half-year-old kid was allegedly sexually abused by two female employees of a day-care centre in Hyderabad. The police registered a case on April 10 on the same day after a complaint from the child's mother.

Andhra Pradesh child rights protection committee president P Achyuta Rao alleged that the child's mother complained that two female helpers in the pre-school abused the kid and shoved stones and twig into the child's private parts which caused bleeding injuries.

The incident came to light when the minor girl started having nightmares and her clothes were found to be stained with blood. The kid was immediately taken to a hospital where the doctors confirmed that the girl was sexually abused.

The women helpers have been identified as Parveena and Narsamma. An FIR was registered against the duo under sections 5 and 6 of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act.  Achyuta Rao also demanded the government to take strict action against the school management and to cancel the school's recognition for not able to provide protection for children.

The atrocities against children are increasing in India as shown by the rising number of registered cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) in the last four years. According to reports, Hyderabad has witnessed more than 30 POCSO cases by March this year.