Crime

Sexual abuse, death of 12-year-old girl; temple priest held in Kollam

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Kollam: Sexual atrocities towards children doesn’t seem to end in state, as a temple priest has been arrested for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, who was later found dead at her house in Karunagappally.

The accused priest, identified as Renju, is said to be the paramour of the child’s mother. She is also in police custody.

The postmortem report had revealed that the child was subjected to unnatural sex. The woman had confessed to the police that the child was sexually abused.

On March 28, the class VII student was found hanging in the bedroom of her house. The police then had registered a case of unnatural death.

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