Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Oct 11: In connection with the sexual harassment of a girl who had visited a shop near Konaje Junction here, the Konaje police have arrested the accused. They have also registered a case under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against him.
The arrested accused happens to be Usman (35). He runs a shop dealing in provisions and sweets at Konaje Junction. On Sunday, a 12-year-old girl had come to his shop when she reportedly harassed her sexually, it is said. As the news about the incident spread, the situation in the area turned tense as the religious affiliation of the victim is different. People of both the sides had gathered. The police succeeded in bringing the situation under control.
Konaje police station (file photo)
In a complaint filed, it is said that some people who entered the said shop, took law into their hands and attacked Usman. The police are investigating the complaint.