A 42-year-old man, who was allegedly accused for sexually assaulting a schoolgirl, was injured in police chase when he tried to flee.
According to sources, the police was on the look for M. Sampath of Omalur, a labourer at a stone quarry at Panamarathupatti, for sexually assaulting a class VII girl.. Following a complaint lodged by the girl’s parents, the Kondalampatti All Women’s Police registered a case against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. On Thursday, the police received information that Sampath was hiding at a hillock at Panamarathupatti.
The police rushed to the spot and on seeing them, he fled. During the police chase, he fractured his leg, but managed to escape. Later, he got admitted at the Salem Government Hospital. The police arrested him at the hospital.