Pathanamthitta: Police have arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Ranni here on Saturday.
Shiju, 40, a native of Ranni, has allegedly molested his lover's daughter. According to the complainant, the accused sexually assaulted the minor twice at her rented house in Ranni.
The incident came to light after the girl revealed the details of assault to her school teacher. Later, the school authorities lodged a complaint with the police.
The girl and her mother are living alone in a rented house after their father left them. Shiju was a regular visitor to the house. It was revealed that Shiju molested the child on February 27 and March 8.
On February 27, the accused went to the house and molested the girl while her mother was out. Her mother also insisted on sending her to school with the accused, which left the child in mental distress.
Police said they were investigating whether the girl's mother was also involved in the incident.