House of POCSO accused in Kozhikode set on fire


Staff Correspondent

The house that was set ablaze

Kozhikode: The house of a POCSO accused in Payyoli was set on fire on Friday night in a suspected mob justice attack.

The house of Majeed was set ablaze after he was booked over a molestation attempt against a minor. He was in police custody at the time of the incident.

The house on two-cent plot with old-model tiled roof has been set on fire by a group of unknown individuals. The neighbours who came to know about the fire tried to douse it and was later joined by police and fire & safety officials who rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control.

Meanwhile, the accused was nabbed around 8 PM on the same day of the crime and his house too set ablaze. Police has initiated further proceedings over the incident.

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