Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting 10-year-old inside church

Thiruvananthapuram: A 65-year-old priest was arrested on Monday for sexually assaulting a girl inside the church.

According to reports, police have arrested father Devraj for alleged sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl, who had come to church on Sunday for a bible study session.

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As per sources, the victim’s father alleged that he saw Devraj sexually abusing her daughter when he came to pick her up from the church.

A police official said, “A case has been filed against the priest under POCSO (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and section 376 of IPC (rape).”

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Devraj, who was serving at the Kandanthitta CSI church for last one year, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.

 

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