Grandad, 3 old men held for sexual abuse
Police arrested four aged men, including the grandfather of an 18-year-old mentally-challenged girl of Ezhilode, near Pariyaram, at Thayineri in the district, for sexual abuse of the girl.
Police said here today following a complaint with the Kannur Police Women's Cell, a case was registered by the Pariyaram Police who arrested Madhavan (70) (the victim's grandfather) and his neighbours Ambu (76), Vijayan (73) and Narayanan (78).
The abuse came to light when the girl showed signs of fatigue at school.
When school authorities inquired with her, she revealed the ordeal to the teachers who, in turn, informed the Women's Police Cell at Kannur.
Police took the girl's statement yesterday and a medical examination was conducted at Pariyaram Medical College Hospital today.
The victim had a sister who was studying in Plus Two.
Both the sisters were living in their grandmother's house along with their aunty.
Her father had divorced her mother who started living with Santhosh of Kunnarevu.
Her mother worked as a coolie and she visited the house once a week to see the children.
Her grandmother and aunty were also coolies. The sexual abuse would take place when the girl did not go to the school.