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Minor girl molested inside theatre by businessman

Press Trust of India  |  Malappuram 

A was taken into custody today for allegedly molesting a minor girl inside a cinema hall in the district, police said.

The incident took place at a theatre in Edapal on April 18, they said.

Moideen Kutty was taken into custody from Shornur and brought to a police station in Changaramkulam for questioning after visuals of the incident, captured on CCTV in the theatre, were aired by a television channel today.

The CCTV footage was handed over to police by childline authorities on April 28.

Moideen Kutty was also accompanied by a woman to the theatre, police said.

Meanwhile, Health and Social K K Shylaja said if police had failed to act despite receiving a complaint, it was a 'grave lapse' and action would be taken.

of the opposition in the state assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, demanded action against the 'erring' police personnel and said it was unfortunate that they had 'failed' to act, despite receiving the complaint on April 28,.

The state also demanded action against the police personnel concerned.

It demanded that the district probe the incident and file a report within three weeks.

In another incident, police at Payannur registered a case under the POCSO Act against a man, who allegedly tried to molest a nine-year old girl belonging to the nomadic community on May 10.

The girl was sleeping along with her parents near a stadium at Payyanur in district when the man abducted her, police said.

However, the girl raised an alarm and her parents woke up, following which the man left her and fled the spot.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:40 IST