Man held in connection with rape of minor

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Kannur, Jun 27 (UNI) Police today arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with rape of an eight-year-old girl at Kottayam Angadi near Koothuparamba in Kannur district.

According to official sources, the accused was identified as P Hashim hailing from a nearby area.

Hashim, a relative of the girl, offered sweets and some money to her while she was returning from a "Madrassa" yesterday. Then he took the girl to an unoccupied house in the area.

The girl later told her mother about the incident. She was admitted to the government hospital here.


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