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Kerala: Police are investigating the death of a little girl who was molested, and a karate teacher has been detained

A karate teacher in Kerala’s Malappuram district has been taken into custody by the police on charges of sexually abusing a young pupil. On February 19, the 17-year-old girl vanished from sight. That night, her corpse was discovered next to a river.

Two days after the event, the karate teacher was taken into custody by the police.

According to a police inspector from the Vazhakkad police station, the 17-year-old girl told her parents about the karate instructor’s conduct before she passed away, but she requested that no complaint be made, according to PTI.

The girl’s parents have ruled out the idea that their daughter committed suicide and suspect foul play.

The accused was arrested on February 21 after a complaint under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act was filed against him.

Notably, the karate teacher had previously been charged in a POCSO case but had been found not guilty. The circumstances surrounding the girl’s death are now being looked into by the authorities.

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