Kazhakuttom: An eight standard girl was sexually assaulted by a 38-year-old neighbour inside his house, police said on Thursday. The culprit has been identified as Shibu Kumar(38) residing at Kalpana colony in Menamkulam of the capital city and was arrested on Wednesday.
According to the Kazhakuttom police, Shibu is a habitual offender and there are many assault cases against him in this station and he was recently out on bail in a similar case.
The incident was reported from Menamkulam area in Kazhakuttom, opposite to the confident group’s flat. Shibu allegedly convinced the girl saying that her father was ill and brought her to his home and sexually abused her. Following this, the school authorities grew suspicious and informed the Child Welfare Committee(CWC).
The CWC then lodged a complaint with the police and under the tactful movement of the Kazhakuttom SHO S Y Suresh, the perpetrator was arrested.
“Shibu was arrested yesterday and was produced before the court and remanded under judicial custody today,” said SHO Suresh to Evartha.