Crime took place in Tirupur district

Financial help is pouring in from different quarters to the family of the eight-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a youth at Poyampalayam here on April 12.

It was learnt from sources that Rs. 1 lakh raised so far by various sections of people, which include government officials and philanthropists, had been handed over to offset the cost of treatment at the private hospital in Coimbatore.

The sexual assault issue had come up at the Corporation council meeting that was held on Friday during which C. Rangasamy of CPI opined that the Tamil Nadu Government also should extend help to the family of the girl in the wake of announcements that had been made by Kerala Government promising all assistance to the victim’s family.