Coimbatore: Two persons were booked under Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act for sexually harassing a five-year old girl near Anamalai at Pollachi.
According to police, a 29-year-old daily wage laborer residing at Anamalai in Pollachi had consumed alcohol along with his friends, Karthi, 24, and Murugan 29, on Monday night and then took his two friends home for dinner.
After reaching there, Karthi and Murugan, took their friend's daughter out to buy her a chocolate, but did not return home even after long hours.
The girl's father in anxiety went searching for them and found her daughter in an abandoned area. The girl had told her father that his two friends had harassed her.
An enraged father went searching for the duo and on finding them hacked Karthi with a sickle while Murugan fled the scene, police said.
Neighbors rushed the little girl to Pollachi government hospital, where she is being treated in the ICU.