Man held for child abuse

A man was arrested on the charge of sexually assaulting a girl child on Tuesday.

Police said that Raja David (47), who maintains Annai Teresa Home and Orphanage at Periyar Nagar, Valavanpuram, Pattukottai, near here, had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl who was staying in the home and studying sixth standard in a nearby missionary school.

The girl reported the matter to her parents who preferred a complaint with the Pattukkottai police.

They arrested Raja David. He was remanded in judicial custody.

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