A 36-year-old man who flew to Dubai after sexually assaulting a minor girl in Avadi was caught by Customs sleuths at Tiruchy airport, smuggling gold. Since Avadi all-women police had already issued a lookout notice, he was handed over to the city police and remanded in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the neighbour girl fell sick in January 2019 and a medical examination revealed that she was sexually exploited. After she informed her parents that it was Vinoth who abused her, a complaint was lodged at Avadi all-women police station.
A case was registered and since his wife told police that he went abroad, a lookout notice had been issued. When Vinoth landed in Tiruchy on Sunday, he was secured by the Customs officials on suspicion and a search led to the seizure of gold paste, which he had concealed in his rectum.
Further investigation revealed that he was also a wanted accused, and on information, Avadi all-women police rushed to Tiruchy and secured him.
He was remanded in judicial custody on Tuesday.