A local court remanded the man arrested in connection with the rape of a three-year-old girl, to 14 days judicial custody.
The man was also subjected to medical check-up at Kozhikode medical college hospital, before being produced in the district and sessions court at Manjeri.
Earlier, police had registered a case of kidnap and rape against the man.
A huge crowd had thronged the court premises when the man was brought under tight police security.
The man was nabbed on Thursday from Kozhikode.
The three-year-old girl was raped and later abandoned in Tirur in the district on March 5.
The child, belonging to a migrant Tamil family, was sleeping with her mother near a hospital here when she was abducted, raped and abandoned near a building.
The child was rushed to a hospital at Tirur and later shifted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital where she underwent two surgeries and her condition was reported to be stable.
The child is presently in the ICU at the Institute of Maternal and Child Health of the Medical college.