Police today arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with allegedly molesting a 14-year old girl, studying in ninth standard, in connection with a complaint filed by her mother.
Police registered a case against him under section 376 of IPC (rape) and section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act- 2012 (POSCA). He would be produced before the Thalassery District Sessions Court later.
According to Alakkode police, they arrested Baiju (35), a coolie worker of Vayyattuparambil near Nedumpoyil.
He was married and had three children. He lured the victim, who was his neighbour, to his house on September 15 evening when the girl’s mother and his family went to see the ‘Sobha Yathra’ related to Sreekrishana Jayanthi at Alakkode Town. When the mother of the girl reached the house, the girl narrated the incident. She lodged a complaint before the police.
Women police took testimony from the girl leading to the arrest,police said.
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