Chennai: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by a young man in Namakkal this morning.
The police arrested the youth under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused was an engineering graduate who took advantage of the girl whose parents are daily wage labourers.
A case was registered after the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) received information from a tip off.
Following this, the District Child Welfare Committee, the Police and the Revenue Department conducted an investigation in the area. After the incident was confirmed the youth was arrested.
The girl was rushed to Namakkal Government Hospital for treatment. Further investigation is underway.