Kannur, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

Town police today arrested a 34-year-old man on the charges of molesting a five-year nomad girl of a Tamil Nadu after kidnapping her while she was sleeping near her mother on the verandah on the side of a shop at SN Park Road near Kannur Town in the early hours of today.

According to police, they arrested Santhosh George (34) of Neyyatinkara in Thiruvananthapuram District. He was also a fisherman of Ayikkara harbor near Kannur.

The incident occurred at 0230 hrs today. Santhosh carried the girl, who was sleeping next to her mother Sivakami of Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu.

When the mother woke up and noticed the girl missing, she raised an alarm.

Locals and auto rickshaw drivers searched for the girl along with mother and found her in the hands of Santhosh.

Locals nabbed him when he attempted to flee and and handed him over to police.

The child has been admitted to district hospital with injuries.

Sivakami and her elder sister were rag pickers and used to stay on shop verandahs at night.

Sivakami had another child which was three months old. Her husband had been undergoing imprisonment in a case at Kannur Jail.

Police registered case under Sec 366 of IPC (kidnapping) and POSCA -2012.

The youth would be produced before the Thalassery Sessions Court this evening, Police said.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)