Coimbatore: A 46-year-old man was arrested on Friday for molesting a college student at Telungupalayam Pirivu in the city on Wednesday.
The Selvapuram police identified the arrested person as B Anandan, 46, of Priyar Nagar at Telungupalayam in the city. Engaged in real estate business, he was residing in a rental house with his wife, son and daughter.
Police said a 21-year-old girl from Kerala, who was studying physiotherapy at a private college in the city, was residing in a rental house adjacent to the house of Anandan, along with four other girl students.Anandan often stalked the girl.
On Tuesday night, the girls forgot to lock the main door of the house. Anandan trespassed into the house in the early hours of Wednesday and molested the girl. When she raised an alarm, Anandan escaped from the house.
The Selvapuram police registered a case against Anandan under sections 354 (A) and 450 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women (TNPHW) Act. tnn

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