Man held for sexual assault

September 22, 2021 10:54 pm | Updated 10:54 pm IST - COIMBATORE

A 39-year-old man was arrested by the police on Tuesday on charges of sexually assaulting and impregnating a minor girl.

The arrested has been identified as S. Godwin, who hails from Perumalpuram in Tirunelveli. He had been working in Coimbatore as a taxi driver.

The police said that the accused stayed in a rented house near Coimbatore. He allegedly assaulted the house owner’s daughter sexually after giving her a soft drink mixed with a sedative in the absence of her parents in December 2020.

According to the police, parents took the girl to a hospital a few days ago after she complained of stomach pain. The girl delivered a stillborn baby, following which the hospital authorities informed Coimbatore city police about the incident.

Godwin was arrested based on the girl’s complaint.

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