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Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting 10-year-old inside church

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Thiruvananthapuram: A 65-year-old priest was arrested on Monday for sexually assaulting a girl inside the church.

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According to reports, police have arrested father Devraj for alleged sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl, who had come to church on Sunday for a bible study session.

As per sources, the victim’s father alleged that he saw Devraj sexually abusing her daughter when he came to pick her up from the church.

A police official said, “A case has been filed against the priest under POCSO (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and section 376 of IPC (rape).”

Devraj, who was serving at the Kandanthitta CSI church for last one year, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.

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