Accused in rape of minor girl in Kerala held

A man accused of raping a minor girl in Kanjirappally, was nabbed in the early hours of Saturday, police said.

Arun Suresh, hailing from Karimbukayam in Kottayam district, was picked up from Anakkallu area in Kanjirappally by a special squad of the police, they said. He was taken into custody when he was making attempts to flee the area by collecting money from his friend in Anakkallu.

Arun was traced with the help of cyber police who identified the tower location of his mobile number. The man allegedly raped the 13-yr-old at her home in Kanjirappally on Thursday.

The accused was on the run and efforts were on to nab him. The incident occurred on Thursday evening when the girl was alone at her home after returning from school.

The accused reached home at 4:30 pm, introducing himself as her brother's friend and asked for water to drink. He then allegedly forced his way into the house and raped the eighth standard student.