CHENNAI/VELLORE:City police nabbed a 74-year-old drunk man for molesting a six-year-old girl in Maduravoyal on Tuesday.
Maduravoyal police arrested the senior citizen, a security guard, who was first given a sound thrashing by locals before being handed over to police.
The Class I student was missing when she went out to play after dinner on Monday. The parents began searching for the child. Soon the entire neighbourhood joined the parents in the search.
The child’s parents checked in one of the houses where Kasinathan (74) was living. The house was locked from within, but they heard a child sobbing inside.
The mob broke into the house of Kasinathan who was drunk and caught him in the act. The parents took away the child and the mob thrashed the man.
A neighbour alerted the control room and the man was handed over to the local police patrol. Kasinathan was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act.