Ker­ala youth sex­u­ally as­saults 6-yr-old cousin, held

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Ker­ala po­lice on Thurs­day ar­rested a 20-year-old youth on charges of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing his six-year-old cousin for the past nine months. The sur­vivor was stay­ing with her mother’s sister in Poon­thura, as her mother was un­well. Her par­ents filed a po­lice com­plaint on Wed­nes­day after she re­vealed about the as­sault to her mother. In her state­ment to a mag­is­trate, the girl said the ac­cused had been abus­ing her since Au­gust 2017, the Poon­thura cops said. The ac­cused had also threat­ened her with dire con­se­quences if she spoke to any­one about the abuse. The youth has been remanded to ju­di­cial cus­tody by a lo­cal court.

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