Mangaluru: June 22, 2015: Acting swiftly, Police on Sunday, successfully arrested a 30-year-old man for raping a minor at Koila Village in Puttur within 24 hours.
Addressing the media personals on Sunday, SP said, the victim is a 16 year old girl who is studying in 9th grade at Uppinangady school. She was on her way to her house near padavu.
The accused Shekhar (30) followed her and forced himself on her. He fled the spot after raping her.
The girl informed about the incident to her family, who then registered a complaint at Kadaba police station on June 20.
The girl gave the details of crime spot and Shekar’s appearance to the police he added.
The accused is a daily wager and works as a driver for part time in Koila village.
The team was led ASP Bantwal and DSP with the help of dditional police officer Vincent Shandha Kumar, Assistant police officer Rahul Kumar S Bantwal, Puttur sub-division DYSP Bhaskar Rai N G, CPI Puttur Rural Anil S Kulkarni, Mahesh Prasad, Yogish Kumar.
The higher authority has praised the efforts of the police in arresting the accused within 24 hours. The police officers will be rewarded for their outstanding work.