A 24-year-old woman from Thiruvananthapuram was arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to abuse a school girl sexually. 

 

 The police say that Sandhya, 24, a fashion designer from Kattakkada, cajoled three school students from Thiruvananthapuram city to go to her house in Aruvikkuzhi by offering to pay money for a documentary project. The girls went with her to the house in an autorickshaw on Friday afternoon.  

 

At her house, one of the girls was taken to a room and the woman allegedly made her drink beer and molested her. Other girls felt suspicious as the woman, and their friend did not open the door even after half an hour. The girls sought help from neighbours who alerted the police. 

 

Police produced the girls before a magistrate and recorded their statement before registering a case against Sandhya. An investigation is on to ascertain whether she had abused other children in the past. According to police, Sandhya used to roam around schools in the city to make friends with girls. Even though she claimed that she was a fashion designer, the police have not taken it in face-value.