A man was arrested for molesting an underage girl.

Police in Vellarada arrested a 64-year-old man for attempting to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl . The girl went to buy snacks from a supermarket near her home on May 11 .

Thiruvananthapuram (Indiana) : Police in Vellarada arrested a 64-year-old man on Saturday for attempting to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl.Sasi, alias Akri Sasi, of Roadarikathu veedu, near Muttachal in Vellarada, has been named.He was an avid collector of scrap metal and other day-to-day occupations.The girl went to buy snacks from a supermarket near her home on May 11.

He then attempted to touch her inappropriately.The child became terrified and rushed back home without going to the store, alerted her parents about the incident.On May 13, her parents identified the perpetrator and filed a complaint at Vellarada police station, pursuant to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso).He was apprehended on Saturday and presented to the police.