TN man arrested for impregnating granddaughter | Chennai News – Times of India


KALLAKURICHI: Police arrested a 71-year-old man on charges of impregnating his 15-year-old granddaughter and forcing her to undergo abortion to hide the crime in a village near Thirukoilur in Kallakurichi district. Police also arrested two women on charges of assisting him in aborting his granddaughter’s foetus.
Police said the man’s granddaughter and grandson were staying with him after his daughter died a few years ago. His son-in-law married another woman after the death of his daughter and settled in Bengaluru.
Police said the man had been sexually harassing his granddaughter for the past three years. The minor girl became pregnant, and the man with his help of a woman living in the same locality and a retired nurse aborted the foetus of his granddaughter.
The issue came to light when a section of villagers alerted the village administrative officer, who lodged a complaint against the man and two others with Thirukoilur all-women police.
The police booked him under sections 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 5 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 5 (j) (whoever commits penetrative sexual assault on a child), 5 (j) (ii) (makes child pregnant as a consequence of sexual assault) and 17 (punishment for abetment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012. The man and the two women were remanded in judicial custody.

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