A 60-year-old man was taken into custody for alleged molestation of a six-year-old girl residing in his neighbourhood at Aramanganam close to Udma town near here. The man identified as Kunhiraman confessed to the crime. He took the class one student to a nearby shed and molested her on Sunday, the police said.

The incident came to light after the girl narrated the incident, the police said. The girl was taken to the Pariyaram Cooperative Medical College Hospital for detailed medical examination.