Alex, a native of Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu, was arrested as per the POCSO Act.
Authorities who inspected the body found scars of earlier torture on the girl’s chest and back.
The incident happened on Pathanamthitta ring road when a speeding van rammed into Veena's car. Veena and her driver suffered injuries and were admitted to the general hospital.
The relatives received the body and brought it home before conducting the funeral at St Stephen’s Church at Kudassanad.
Once a card-holding CPM member, Sasikumar Varma is now deeply distrustful of the party.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the nuns were forcefully removed from the train by the police following a complaint from the Bajrang Dal members alleging that the two girls were being taken for forceful religious conversion.
The politics of the district centre on the issues faced by expatriates and farmers.
After losing the 2016 state polls by a whisker, BJP's Kerala chief K Surendran is determined to become a member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly this time around.
CPM is on the backfoot after CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury rejected Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran's statement expressing regret over the incidents at Sabarimala.
Oonnukal which originated during the time of the Travancore King’s rule stands on the border linking Alappuzha’s Palamel Panchayath and Pathanamthitta’s Pallikkal Panchayat.