Within 24-hours of the arrest related to a rape case in Krishnagiri district, another person was arrested on late Monday evening allegedly for raping an 8-year-old girl. The accused has been identified as Thimmappa (55) of Karuthanapalli village near Kelamangalam. The culprit allegedly raped the 8-year-old Mala (name changed) when she visited her grand mother’s house in the village.
According to police sources, the girl is studying third standard in a local government school. After attending the school, she visited her grand mother’s house. It was then the neighbour Thimmappa lured the girl, saying he would get chocolates for her. Believing this, Mala went with Thimmappa, who took her to a lonely place and raped her. He also threatened the girl not to disclose anything to anyone.
But the girl returned to her house and told her parents. With the narration of the incident by the girl, the parents understood that she had been raped, moreove, there were blood stains on her legs. Immediately, the parents lodged a complaint with Kelamangalam all-women police station. Denkanikotta DSP Radhakrishnan and Inspector Jayam arrested Thimmappa while admitting the girl to the Hosur GH. The girl is said to be serious and is being given treatment in the intensive care unit.