Youth arrested for asking minor girl to sneak out of house at night through chatting
Kolathur (Malappuram): A youth has been arrested for trapping a minor girl through chatting and making her leave the house at midnight the other day. Padaparamba Paravakkal native Musthafa (21) was arrested by Kolathur CI P M Basheer in connection with the incident. As the girl is a minor, Musthafa has been charged with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case.
The girl, studying in class 10, used to chat with the accused through Instagram in her mother's phone. After a week of long continuous communication, the man asked the girl to come out of her house at night. Following this, the girl left the house at midnight along with a relative of her same age who came to the house for a friendly visit.
When the girl's father woke up at night to use the toilet, he checked on the children who were sleeping in another room. As both of them were not inside the room, the family started searching for them and later found the girls at a bus shelter, one kilometre away from the house.
Musthafa, who realised that the family was searching for the girls, left the place immediately. The police charged a case against Musthafa on the basis of the complaint filed by the girl's father. He was later produced before POCSO court in Manjeri.