The police on Sunday arrested a 28-year-old man on charges of attempting to molest a visually impaired girl near Rasipuram.
Police sources said that G Amsanathan @ Amsa, 28, a resident of North Colony, Chinna Ariyagoundampatti in Namagiripet was arrested by Rasipuram All Women Police on charges of trying to molest Shanthi (19) (name changed), who has been staying at her grandmother’s house in Melakara Street in the same locality.
He was slapped with a case under sections 354 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 4 of Women Harassment Act based on a complaint lodged by the victim.
“On Saturday, Shanthi was alone at house as her husband, a painter, was away at Coimbatore for work. Children of neighbours were with her when they heard some one knocking the door.
“As soon as one of the children opened the door, Amsanathan, who was in an inebriated mood, barged into the house verbally abusing Shanthi and tried to molest her,” inspector M Chitra said.
The police produced him before a Rasipuram Court in the evening and later he was lodged in prison.
Investigations revealed that he was a distant relative of the girl and a neighbour of her parents at North Colony, Chinna Ariyagoundampatti, police said adding that he had verbally abused her earlier as well, the police said.
Sources noted that Amsanathan, who worked as a thavil (percussion instrument) player in a music band, is a father of four girl children.