Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A retired head constable was arrested by the Thousand Lights police for allegedly sexually harassing a minor girl in the area on Monday evening.

According to police sources, the accused, A. Kasi (82) residing on Ghulam Ali Azad Ali Khan Fifth Street, owned a grocery store in front of his house. When the victim came to make a purchase on Monday night, he allegedly closed the door and tried to sexually harass her. The girl’s parents who came in search of their daughter heard her cries from inside the shop and rescued her. Kasi was remanded to judicial custody, sources said.

Body found

The body of a youth in his early twenties was found off the East Coast Road near Muttukadu on Monday night.

According to police sources, the unidentified body had about 18 stab wounds. “It appears that he might have been murdered elsewhere. A special team of the Neelankarai police has been formed to investigate. We have registered a case of murder. The body has been shifted to Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Thoraipakkam) K.N. Murali said.