Youth arrested under POCSO Act

A 19-year-old man was arrested by Koodakoil police here under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Wednesday for alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl on Sunday.

In the complaint to the police, the girl’s father had alleged that the accused R. Kannan from Old Nedunkulam near Tirumangalam had sexually assaulted the girl by persuading her to come to a secluded place in the village.

Seized lorry missing

A lorry seized by revenue officials for transporting sand illegally was stolen from the Madurai East Taluk office here on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the sand-laden truck was seized near Melamedai on Tuesday.

An office assistant had locked the compound in the night.

On Wednesday morning, it was found that lock of the gate was broken open and the vehicle driven away.

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