Daily wage labourer held for sexually assaulting minor girl

Erode: A 21-year-old man has been arrested under the POCSO Act for sexually assaulting a minor girl at Gobichettipalayam in Erode district, police said.

Dinesh, a daily wage worker, was in love with a 15-year-old girl and used to meet her often. A couple of days ago, he promised to marry her. Believing this, she accompanied him to an isolated place where he sexually assaulted her, the police said. When she met him on Sunday and insisted that he arrange the marriage soon, he refused, they said.

Following this, she told her parents about the incident, the police said. Her parents lodged a complaint, got him arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and remanded in judicial custody, they added.