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