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Puducherry: Man held for sexually assaulting 11-year-old in Karaikal

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Karaikal(Puducherry): An 11-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her neighbour while playing near his house, in the district, police said today. Forty-year-old Arumugam of Karukalachery village was arrested today, a day after the crime, they said.

Playing a game of hide and seek with her friends, the girl hid herself near Arumugam’s house when he dragged her into his house and sexually assaulted her, they added. The minor girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the police, which conducted inquiry and arrested Arumugam this morning, police said.

A case has been registered under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.