Police book auto driver, friend for sexually assaulting minor several times   

Accused Kannan, Manikandan

Marayoor: An autorickshaw driver and his friend were arrested for sexually assaulting a minor belonging to a Schedule caste. The accused are Meladi natives Kannan (44) and Manikandan (25). They were booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The sixteen-year-old girl revealed about the incident at a counselling organised for students at her school. Police informed that the accused Kannan took the girl in his autorickshaw to different places and molested her several times.

Many times, Manikandan had helped Kannan in the crime. The police seized the autorickshaw. The accused will be produced at Devikulam court and the probe over the case is proceeding under DySP R Manoj and inspector PT Bijoy.

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