Man held for sexual abuse of daughter
Police today arrested a man and his son for sexually abusing the former's daughter over the last two years at home.
According to police, the class eighth student of Palayad was abused by her father K Arunkumar (45) of Andalur who was an autodriver and her 15-year-old brother.
Police suspect her two uncles too were involved in abusing the girl.
The incident came to light yesterday when teachers noticed her sitting in the school even after a holiday was declared for the afternoon.
When they enquired about this, she narrated her tales of woe to them.
Teachers then contacted Dharmadom Panchayat President Baby Sarojam and complaint was filed with the police who took the father-son duo into custody.
Both of them were drug addicts. First, Arunkumar started abusing the girl from the age of 11 and later, the girl's brother and her uncles also joined him.
Her mother was a coolie and the abuse took place in her absence.
The family had three children. The girl's elder sister allegedly committed suicide in August 2010 due to sexual abuse.
Medical examination of girl was conducted at Thalassery General Hospital.
While Arunkumar would be produced before the Thalassery JFCM and his son would be presented before the Juvenile Court, police said.