His neighbour was helping Serumalai collect scraps from various areas. On June 6, the neigbhour got drunk and did not go to work. Instead he sent his daughter to Serumalai's shop to buy beedi. He asked the girl to go to his house and a few minutes later he also reached home and locked the door from inside. He tried to molest the girl. However, she raised an alarm and the locals came to rescue her and broke open the door. They rescued the girl and Serumalai was beaten up by the residents. Later he was handed over to Madukkarai police.
The girl's mother lodged a complaint with Perur all women police inspector Indirani Shobia on Saturday and a case was registered against Serumalai under Section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.
Police arrested Serumalai and remanded him to judicial custody. He has been lodged at Coimbatore Central Prison.
Source : Times of India , 9th June 2014