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Kerala: Man arrested for sexually assaulting 80-year-old elderly woman with disability

Kollam : A man was arrested on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting an 80-year-old differently-abled woman in Kollam district of Kerala, police said. The accused was 33-year-old. According to the information, the accused is identified as Rashid.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Kollam : A man was arrested on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting an 80-year-old differently-abled woman in Kollam district of Kerala, police said. The accused was 33-year-old. According to the information, the accused is identified as Rashid.

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The incident took place on October 20 when the victim was found injured in an isolated area in Kottiyam, police said. The accused was arrested on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting the 80-year-old woman while she was sleeping in her shop at Kottiyam.

An official said that Rashid (33) was taken into custody on Sunday night, and his arrest was recorded today. Giving information about this incident police said, “Locals saw her in the morning, informed her family, and took her to the hospital. The family filed a complaint with the police as well.”

An local police official said that the accused, a resident of Velinellur, allegedly sexually assaulted the octogenarian while she was sleeping in her shop at Kottiyam. He was caught on late on Sunday evening after verifying CCTV footage in the vicinity, the cops added.

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