The police arrested the neighbour based on the girl's statement. He was remanded to custody.
The Allahabad High Court, while rejecting the bail plea of a gang-rape accused on Saturday, held that consensual sex with a major is not an "offence" but is "unethical, immoral, and against established Indian tradition"
Earlier, Vadakkumcherry had approached the Kerala High Court with the same request. However, the court had dismissed the plea stating that giving bail and permission to marry will set a wrong example.
The issue of women and child safety was raised as an adjournment motion by Congress MLA Shanimol Usman. The Opposition staged a walkout after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said all the charges she had made were “old ones”.