Chennai: The city police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly abusing a minor girl by promising to marry her.
The accused has been identified as Harish, 21, of Nanganallur roadside eatery near the Government higher secondary school in Keelkattalai. He developed a relationship with a class 10 student of the school. Sources said Harish took the girl to the house where he held the girl as hostage and sexually abused her.
Subsequently, the girl's parents lodged a missing complaint with the police after searching for her.
The Madipakkam police formed a special team and arrested Harish on Friday and rescued the girl from his house in Nanganallur.