A man, who has been working as a peon in a school in Kasargod, was arrested for sexually abusing minor girls. The 55-year-old man had allegedly committed the crime after instructing the girls to come early to the office for cleaning the classrooms. The accused has been arrested under the POCSO act.
According to police, five children, belonging to standard 5, were sexually abused by the accused. It is learnt that the accused had asked the students to be present at the office by 8.30 in the morning. The crime was committed after the girls reached the office as per his instructions.
The incident came to light when a teacher noticed the children’s abnormal behaviour in class later that day. Soon, the teacher informed this to the school authorities, parents and Child Helpline.