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Kerala: POCSO case victim ends life in Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram News

Kerala: POCSO case victim ends life in Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram News, the vie

PATHANAMTHITTA: A 16-year-old girl, sexually abused by a neighbour two months ago, was found hanging in her house at Konni in Kerala‘s Pathanamthitta district, police said on Thursday.
Her father, a rubber tapping worker, was at work and her paternal grandmother was only at home when she took the extreme step in the morning, they said.
A native of Kaithakkara, the girl was reportedly under mental stress and depression after the incident in July this year.
The 31-year-old neighbour was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the incident and has been lodged in jail, police added.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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