Police arrested Kandamangalath Muhammad Ali (25) and Aramkuzhi Veetil Al Ameen (aka Irshad, 19) from Munduparambu, Malappuram after they threatened an underage teenage girl they had groomed on social media. The duo would meet girls online and pretend to be in love. Those chats soon turned into regular video calls.
They then coerced the girls to pose for nude pictures and videos. If the girl refused, the accused threatened to release video call recordings and their chats on social media.
Guruvayur Circle Inspector confirmed their arrest. The sexual predators and child abusers were arrested from Malappuram following a complaint filed by a Plus Two student from Guruvayur. Police said this was not their first offense and that there were pending cases against them for threatening girls in a similar fashion in several police stations. An inspection of their mobile phones turned up several such incidents.
It is suspected that they were targeting Hindu girls living in and around the Guruvayur temple area and such incidents reek of grooming jihad. The accused have a history of grooming minors and yet they were fraternizing with underage girls, unhindered. Further details from the police are awaited.