Kasaragod, Apr 4: A 38-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter while she was sleeping with her mother at Bandiyode, near Kumbla.
Abdul Kareem, a resident of Panchathotti, was arrested by a police team headed by Kumbla Circle Inspector K. Premsadan after the woman, along with her daughter, lodged a complaint with the Kumbla police station recently, police sources said.
The arrest was made after registering the statement of the girl, they said. The man, charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was remanded in judicial custody.
Man held for sexual assault of minor girl