Youth held for raping girl in Kerala

As per the victim's complaint, the accused, who established contact with the girl through social media, came to her house here and sexually abused her.

PTIUpdated: Friday, July 15, 2022, 03:08 PM IST
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A 22-year-old man, hailing from neighbouring Malappuram district, has been arrested based on a complaint of allegedly raping a girl, police said on Friday.

The Mavoor police here said Azharuddhin, a native of Aavil beach in Parappanangadi of Malappuram district, was booked under provisions of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Thursday and has been remanded to judicial custody.

As per the victim's complaint, the accused, who established contact with the girl through social media, came to her house here and sexually abused her.

The accused had earlier received money from the girl under the pretext of a medical emergency of his friend, the police added.

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