POCSO case: Parents arrested for kidnapping survivor

Palakkad: In the abduction of a 10-year-old sexual assault survivor, the police arrested her parents here on Wednesday. The girl who was kidnapped by the accused in the POCSO case and his relative was found at a lodge in Guruvayur.

The girl was sexually abused by her father’s brother in 2021. Police registered a case against him under the POCSO act. Following a court order in the case, the girl has been living with her grandmother and aunt. The girl went missing from her grandmother’s house a day before the trial in the case.

It is learnt that the accused and his relatives including the survivor’s parents forcefully took her from her grandmother’s house on Sunday around 4 pm. According to reports, the number plate of the car in which the accused and his gang travelled was hidden. It is also reported that one of them used a bike with a fake number plate.
Police suspect that the accused kidnapped the girl to influence her hours before the trial.

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