Saturday, May 19, 2012


8-year-old dalit child molested


An eight-year-old dalit child was molested and a finger was penetrated intoher private parts in the Kalanjoor panchayat of Pathanamthitta district on Thursday night.
The accused Jayan, 31, of Vakappara of the district was arrested by the Koodal police and he was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by the Pathanamthitta first class judicial magistrate on Friday. The victim is being treated at the Pathanamthitta general hospital following bleeding.
M.B. Shobhana, the mother of the victim said that the incident took place at 9.30pm while the child was getting out of the house to go to the toilet.
“While she was doing so, Jayan who was hiding near the house took the child away closing her mouth and penetrated a finger into the child’s rectum,” she told Deccan Chronicle.
“When we rushed to the site following the child's cry, we found blood stains on her dress. She told us that Jayan tried to penetrate his finger into her private parts. Immediately we brought the child to the hospital and lodged a compliant at the Koodal police station.’’
Thankamma, grandmother of the victim, said the victim was the child of a scheduled caste Muslim couple.
Azad Shah, the victim’s father, is a domestic worker. “The victim is a student of class IV in Kollampally SN UPS. Jayan, a domestic worker and neighbour, had close contact with the family until some months ago.
Recently Jayan, father of two was involved in another molestation case in the area, and so he shifted his family to a rented house not far from the victim's home,’’ Thankamma said.
Meanwhile, Koodal police arrested Jayan from Athirinkal on Friday at 2 pm. According to sources, the accused had accepted his part in the crime.

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