Kerala Businessman Arrested for Molesting Minor Girl in Movie Hall12th May 2018
Malappuram: A businessman was arrested today for allegedly molesting a minor girl inside a cinema hall in the district, police said. He was booked under Section 354 of IPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and the POCSO Act, they said.
The incident took place at a theatre in Edapal on April 18, police said.
Moideen Kutty was arrested after visuals of the incident, captured on CCTV in the theatre, were aired by a television channel today. He was earlier taken into custody from Shornur and brought to a police station in Changaramkulam for questioning.
The CCTV footage was handed over to police by childline authorities on April 28. The minor girl was accompanied by a woman, said to be her mother.
Earlier, Health and Social Justice minister K K Shylaja said if police had failed to act despite receiving a complaint, it was a ‘grave lapse’ and action would be taken.
The state Human Rights Commission also demanded action against the police personnel concerned. It demanded that the Malappuram district police chief probe the incident and file a report within three weeks.