KOCHI: The Pothanikkad police on Friday arrested a 62-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The accused, a friend of the girl's father, had sexually assaulted her when he came to her house.
The police had arrested the girl's father for raping the girl two weeks ago. He was sent to judicial custody on Monday.
The girl had named her father's friend in the statement that she gave in the first case.
The incident occurred when the girl's mother was at a hospital. The girl was left alone at home with her father and he raped her after getting drunk with his friend. The father was charged under Section 376 (rape), while his friend was charged with the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act. He was presented before the court on Friday and remanded in judicial custody.