Coimbatore: A 11-year-old girl, studying in class 6 in a government school, was raped by her maternal uncle at his residence at Sulur on the outskirts of the city. The man was arrested by all women police, Perur, on Saturday night.
According to the Sulur police, the girl was staying with her grandmother and her maternal uncle Matheswaran (56), a painter, at Sulur as her parents had separated a few years ago.
Matheswaran began to sexually harass the minor girl a few months ago. A few days ago, he raped the girl at their residence. But she was too frightened to reveal it to her grandmother. But he continued to sexually harass her daily.
Unable to bear his torture, the minor girl informed her relative who lodged a complaint with Perur all women police inspector A. Indirani Sobhia. The inspector and her team rushed to the house immediately and held inquiries with the girl and her grandmother.
The girl lodged a complaint with the police who registered a case against Matheswaran under sections 3 &4 of the protection of children from sexual offences Act 2012.