TAMIL NADU

Two held for sexually assaulting minor girls

The Srirangam All Women Police on Saturday arrested an autorikshaw driver on a charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl.

S. Jaganraj, 30, of Sakthi Nagar on Nelson Road in Thiruvanaikoil had waylaid a 16-year-old girl on Friday and sexually harassed her and threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the offence to others. He was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

In another case, the police arrested V. Saminathan, 24, of Saveriyar Koil Street in Woraiyur for sexually harassing an eight-year-old girl.

The accused allegedly harassed the victim by mentally and physically and caused grievous hurt by harming her body. The girl was the daughter of his second wife.