Chennai, September 15: A 37-year-old autorickshaw driver hailing from Chennai was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl, studying in the 8th standard, for several months. The crime came to light after the girl was found nine months pregnant, expecting to give birth within day or two. The minor was rushed to the hospital when she started to develop labour pain on Friday.
The minor, resident of Mogappair, was so terrified that she didn't tell anything to mother, but later it became difficult for her to conceal. Youth Commits Suicide After Minor Friend's Gangrape
Based on a complaint from the child's mother, police arrested the accused autorickshaw driver Perumal. Women & Porn Blamed For Rape! Here Are 5 Disgusting Comments From Indian Politicians
Police said that the minor's mother was a widow and would often leave her daughter at the neighbouring house. “When his wife also went out, Perumal threatened and raped the girl several times. The girl had kept silent because he had threatened to kill her mother,” said a police officer.
“Perumal admitted during interrogation that he had known the girl since she was a toddler. She would play near his house with other children from the neighbourhood.”
On a complaint by the minor’s mother, the accused is booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) act.
In another case, an elderly man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old minor girl. Talking on the issue, Police said Nagamurthy (the accused) used to take the minor, who was living in a different apartment of the same building, to his house on the pretext of playing with her.
After the minor complained to her father, the accused was handed over to the police and later remanded to judicial custody.