Trader held under Pocso Act

Muthukumar (49), hails from Pollachi, Coimbatore district, sells soap, bangles and combs in a trolley.
While selling soap powder at Pungampalli, Sathy on Thursday, it was alleged that he sexually harassed a 10-year-old girl in a home.

The frightened girl raised an alarm and neighbours grabbed Muthukumar and hit him. On hearing, the Punchaipuliyampatti police arrested him under the Pocso Act on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl’s father.

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