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Ariyalur: Youth, mother held for kidnapping, sexually abusing minor

Police registered a case against Jayakumar under various IPC sections, including Pocso Act and arrested him.

TIRUCHY: Ariyalur police arrested a youth under Pocso Act for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl and the police also arrested his mother for supporting him.

J Jayakumar (22) a coolie from Kandiyankollai village near Jayankondam was repeatedly snubbed by a 17-year-old girl whom he proposed for several times.

Since the girl had not accepted his overtures, he kidnapped the girl and locked her in a secluded place and reportedly sexually abused her for a few days.

The girl who managed to escape from him, informed her parents who, in turn lodged a complaint on Sunday.

Police registered a case against Jayakumar under various IPC sections, including Pocso Act and arrested him.

The police also arrested Jayakumar’s mother Santhi who supported him in the offence.

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