September 4, 2020
Coimbatore : A 20-year old painter was arrested Friday under POCSO Act, on charges of assaulting a minor girl for spurning his love and threatening to post her photos on social media.
Tamilselvan, a resident of Madukkarai on the outskirts, approached the 17-year old girl, his neighbour and also relative, with a love appeal.
However, she spurned it saying that she was talking with him in a friendly manner and not to mistake it as love.
In anger, he reportedly pulled her hand and dashed her head against a wall of the house and threatened to post her photos in social media, police said.
The girl fell unconscious with injuries and was admitted to a nearby private hospital by neighbours.
Based on the complaint from the girl’s mother, police registered a case under POCSO Act and arrested Tamilselvan and lodged in the Central Prison here, they said.