In separate incidents, two minor girls were allegedly raped in different villages in the district a few days ago.

The matter was reported to the jurisdictional police stations on Monday. In one of the incidents reported at Elamanam, the accused was a 60-year-old man P. Mookan, who is yet to be arrested.

On a complaint by the victim, the Puthanatham police have registered a case under IPC section 376 (rape) and Section 10 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

The other incident was reported at Varatharajapuram near Ethumalai in which a 36-year-old man N. Ramachandran allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl at the latter’s house when the minor was alone. Ramachandran was arrested on Monday on a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother. — Staff Reporter