Tirupur, Aug 14
A 52-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. The victim, a class V student, was staying along with her parents, who are employed in knitwear units, police sources said.
“Her parents used to leave her with her grandmother staying in the neighbouring house. Her parents had questioned her after finding her always lethargic. The girl told them that K Velayudham, who was living with her grandmother for more than a decade, sexually abused her,” a police officer said.
The girl’s parents learnt that Velayudham, who was working as a cook, used to fondle her when she was alone. When they questioned him, he ran away from the house. The Tirupur south all women police booked him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and arrested him.