Municipality member booked for raping a minor girl in Valanchery
Valanchery: Police registered a case against a Left supported independent member of Valanchery municipality under POCSO act. The case was registered based on a complaint filed by a 17-year-old girl who stated that she was sexually abused promising marriage. The assailant has been identified as Shamsudheen, native of Thozhuvanoor and a member of 32nd division of the municipality.
According to police, the circumstance that led to the incident goes. Shamsudheen fell in love with the minor girl who has been living with her family as a tenant in a quarters owned by the counsellor of the municipality. Promising to marry, Shamsudheen sexually abused her multiple times at the quarters and other places. Later, as he stepped back from the promise, the girl filed a complaint with the ChildLine. Following that Childline officials and police recorded the statement of the girl and conducted a medical examination. The girl filed a statement before the magistrate on Saturday evening.
Based on the directions of Childline officials, police registered a case under section 376 and POCSO act. Meanwhile, it is assumed that Shamsudheen ha sfled abroad.