DYFI activist arrested in connection with molestation of teenager in Idukki
Kattappana: A DYFI activist has been arrested in connection with the molestation of a 16-year-old girl in Nariyampara here. Police arrested Nariyampara native Manu Manoj (24) on Saturday. The victim had attempted suicide the other day by self-immolation.
The parents of the victim had filed a police complaint on Wednesday stating that Manu Manoj molested the girl. Although the police charged him under POCSO Act, he went missing since the incident.
It was on Friday that the victim poured kerosene and set herself on fire. The girl has suffered 40 percent burn injuries in her body. Yuva Morcha activists had claimed that police were trying to save the accused, who is a DYFI activist.