Varkala: Police nabbed a man over the death of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide after being depressed from repeated sexual assaults. The culprit was identified as John (28), native of Anchuthengu. He is a fisherman by profession.
The plus one student committed suicide on January 20 jumping into the well on the courtyard of her house.
Varkala police who were investigating the case found from the chemical analysis that the girl was subjected to sexual assault several times and also on the day of her death.
On further investigation, it was revealed that the girl was in a relationship with John for over a year. John befriended the girl on her way to school and secretly handed over a phone to her. This made her more intimate. Taking advantage of the situation, he sexually assaulted her by intimidation.
John who was absconding after the death of the girl had been working at Bypore and Munambam. Upon the arrival of police, he escaped to Kanyakumari. Every week, he used to change sim cards. Finally, John was arrested from Kanyakumari with the help of cyber cell.
A case was filed against John for raping a minor girl and abetment to suicide. The Court remanded him.