A 32-year-old man was arrested by Malappuram police for molestation and attempted rape of a minor girl. Moosa Purakkal Noufal (32), a resident of Ponnani in Malappuram, was apprehended and charged with sections of POCSO ( Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.
The incident happened a few months ago during a youth festival in which the unfortunate victim was a participant. Noufal hid in a washroom and when the girl went there to wash, he attacked. He covered her mouth, molested her, and forcibly recorded the incident on his mobile phone. Naufal tried to rape her but the girl managed to escape from the pedophile’s clutches.
She went home depressed and has been suffering ever since. As if the original torture was not enough, Naufal recently started sending her visuals of the molestation with an intention to blackmail her to give in to his evil wishes. This left the victim mentally devastated.
School authorities were checking on children with sleep-related issues and that is when the victim opened up about the sexual assault. A complaint was filed following which police picked up the accused from Marakkadavu near Ponnani.
Police claimed that Naufal is a ‘drug addict’. The accused was produced in court and remanded.