The incident came to light when the minor complained of physical uneasiness to her school teachers.

Paternal uncle arrested for raping 10-year-old girl in KeralaImage for representation only
news Crime Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 14:29

The paternal uncle of a 10-year-old girl was arrested on Sunday by the Attingal police in Thiruvananthapuram for allegedly raping the minor.

According to the police, the incident came to light when the minor complained of physical uneasiness to her teachers at school. The accused is elder brother of the minor’s father, who allegedly killed himself under suspicious circumstances in Dubai three months ago.

Attingal Circle Inspector Anil Kumar says, “The girl had approached her teachers in school saying that she had started menstruating. The teachers were suspicious as the girl was only 10 years old. They quickly informed the family and that’s when the child spoke out.”

He added, “The family immediately alerted childline and through them the police was also informed. We immediately arrested the accused and a case is registered under Section 3 and Section 4 of POSCO Act and under section IPC 376 for rape charges.”

Police say that the accused, an autorickshaw driver, had physically assaulted the minor multiple times at her place.

“According to the minor the accused has sexually exploited the girl multiple times. The girl’s mother had rented a house, as their own house was under maintenance. It was at this place that the accused had committed the crime,” said the Attingal CI.

Meanwhile, reports have now surfaced that the survivor’s father had allegedly killed himself after coming to know that his daughter had been sexually assaulted. However, the police is yet to confirm this.

Anil Kumar said, “We don’t have confirmation regarding such details. It can only be seen as assumptions. The suicide was reported almost three months back and this incident was revealed a couple of weeks back.”

The 10-year-old girl was living with her mother and her brother.

The accused was produced in front of the Attingal court and remanded to 14 days judicial custody.



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