A CPIM party worker from Kannur, who had been absconding for a few days after being accused in many child abuse cases was arrested. A case has been registered in Mayil police station.
Kuttiyattur, Nelliyott Vayal Branch Secretary, T. Prashantan was arrested by Mayil police in a POCSO case. The case alleges that he tried to molest three children, part of Balasangam, a youngsters’ activity group.
The tragic incident happened two and a half months ago. When no one was at home, Prashant called a girl, studying at eighth standard, talked to her sexually, and attempted to insult her physically. With this, the girl ran away from there and informed her mother about his abuse. Two weeks later, he also tried to molest another 10th-grade girl student near the area.
A neighbour who came to know about Prashant’s atrocities had informed the Childline officials. They went to the children’s home and took statements.
The Mayil police charged Prashant with POCSO two days ago based on Childline action. With this, Prashant went into hiding. Prashant is a construction worker with his wife and two daughters.