Kerala woman arrested after confession that daughter was molested with her consent

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Shockingly, as per police report, the man had sexually assaulted the girl while her mother was also present at the place.

Speaking of the arrest and interrogation of the woman, the police told the New Indian Express that they believe the child may have been abused in the past as well, even though the mother says otherwise. She also gave a detailed statement before a magistrate and later underwent medical tests.

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly abused by K V Moitheenkutty, in a movie hall in Malappuram in the presence of her mother on April 18.

The District Child Protection Unit, Childline, and Child Welfare Committee will involve in providing safety and protection to the girl once the police identified her. According to a report in Manorama, both Moitheenkutty and the girl's mother have confessed to the crime.

The police are facing criticism from various quarters for failing to register a case even after a complaint had been submitted along with video proof.

Police further said, the man and the woman were in a relationship. He immediately alerted the childline officials who in turn informed the police.

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Meanwhile, DGP Loknath Behera has issued directives to charge the Changaramkulam SI K G Baby under POCSO Act.

The police swung into action on Saturday when the media exposed the incident.

Kerala assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said the case has shamed everyone and that it was a "serious lapse" on the part of police for failing to act soon after hearing about the abuse. "I have asked for appropriate action against those who have erred", he added.

The Women's Commission chairperson MC Josephine visited the theatre and appreciated the owner for informing the issue to police.

A businessman was taken into custody on Saturday for allegedly molesting a minor girl inside a cinema hall in the district, police said. The Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala demanded strict action against the police officials for not acting on time.

The Cinema staff who had earlier contacted the police as soon as investigations via the camera confirmed the assault, said the police did not react.

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