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71-year-old man in judicial custody for impregnating granddaughter

Chennai, August 4(BPNS)

A 71-Year-old man was arrested by the Police at Thirukoilur in  Kallikuruchi district under various sections of Indian Penal Code(IPC) and Pocso Act, on charges of impregnating his 15-year-old granddaughter.Two women who assisted him in aborting the fetus were also arrested. The three were produced before the court which promptly remanded them in judicial custody.

After the death of his daughter, his son-in-law married again and settled in Bangalore. The 15-year-old granddaughter and her younger brother were staying with the grandfather who, according to Thirukoilur all-women police was sexually abusing the girl for the past three years.

The local people coming to know of the issue alerted the Village officer of Thirukoilur who informed the all-women police that took him into custody along with his two women accomplices – a retired woman nurse and another woman.

Police charged him under Section 6 (Punishment for aggravated penetrative  sexual assault), 5( aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 5(j) ( whoever commits penetrative sexual assault on a child), 5(j)(ii)( makes a child pregnant as a consequence of sexual assault), and 17( punishment for abetment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual offenses(Pocso) Act, 2012.