CHENNAI: The city police on Monday arrested a 23-year-old migrant labourer for the alleged sexual abuse of two minor girls. He was booked under the sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso).
Police said the victim girls are aged 11 and 7 years old and are sisters. They are studying in a private school in the city.
On Sunday night at around 10pm, their mother had taken them to a playground near their house.
According to investigation, when the girls were playing on the ground, the accused took them to a corner and allegedly misbehaved with them. The girls ran away from him and complained to their mother.
When she raised an alarm, public gathered and thrashed him before handing him over to the police.
Based on the complaint, an all-women police station in the city registered a case and arrested him. He was produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.