Updated: August 30, 2021 11:10:47 am
A teenage girl has been arrested on the charge of marrying a minor boy after sexually abusing him, police said on Sunday.
The girl, working in a petrol bunk near Pollachi, 43 kms from Coimbatore, became friendly with the boy a few months ago, the police said.
The two went missing from August 26 and the boy’s parents lodged a complaint, they said.
Investigation revealed that both got married and were staying together in Coimbatore, they said.
The girl had sexually abused the boy during their stay, the police said.
A case under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, 2012, was registered against the girl and produced before a Mahila Court which sent her to jail while the boy was sent back to his parents, the police added.
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