KUMBAKONAM: A youth belonging to a dominant caste was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Dalit girl near here on Sunday.
According to police, K Raj (25),of Sivankoil North Madavilagam in Aaduthurai, a mason by profession used to tease the Dalit girl while he was on his way for construction work. On October 3, when the girl was walking through the street where Raj lived, he enticed the girl into his house and sexually assaulted her with a false marriage promise. When she returned to her house, she told her parents about the incident. Following this, the girl filed a complaint with Tiruvidaimarudur police. Based on her complaint,police registered a case under section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, section 3 (1) (xii) (sexually exploiting a woman of SC by dominant caste man) of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and arrested Raj.
Police sources said the girl, a school dropout, would be sent to a GH for medical examination on Monday and later admitted to a home.