COIMBATORE: A 66-year-old man was arrested for allegedly proposing a 16-year-old girl in Podanur of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, June 24.
The Sexagenarian was arrested under POCSO Act for making a proposal to the teenager by giving her a love letter, police said.
According to reports, 66-year-old Mohammed Bahir Basha handed over the letter to the girl in Podanur neighbourhood in the city of Coimbatore two days ago.
In the letter, Basha wrote, "I like you, and is it okay for you," police said. After taking the letter from him, the girl showed the letter to her mother.
The girl's parents took the issue seriously and approached Basha's family members over the issue. His family apologised to the girl's parents and tried to convince them.
Even after his family members warned him to stay away from the girl, he repeated the same and allegedly threatened the teenager to accept his love.
Following which the girl was afraid to step out of her house.
The girl's parents then approached the police.
Police registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against Basha.
Police said that they have arrested the Sexagenarian and he was put in central jail.