Kundapur, Sep 25, 2015 : A 50 year old man has been arrested by the Shankernarayana police on the charges of raping a 16 year old girl several times. The brutal sexual abuse came to light only recently when the girl was found to have conceived.
The accused is Mahesh Shetty from Yadamogge Jambe Hadi while the victim is a PUC student. It has been gathered that Mahesh had extended monetary help to the victim’s father several times in the past. Though the victim’s father had passed away, Mahesh used to visit the family often and then rape the girl whenever her mother, a daily wager was out on work. It is learnt, he had even threatened the girl of dire consequences if she revealed the matter before anyone.
The girl’s family had recently lodged a complaint with the Shankernarayana Police after it learnt about the girl’s pregnancy.
The accused has been booked under the POCSO Act. He has been produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody.
In another similar case reported from Shankernarayana, a youth identified as Umesh (26) has been arrested on September 24, Thursday on the charges of sexually exploiting his cousin. It is learnt he had promised to marry the girl, but had rejected her once he realised that she was pregnant.
The girl’s family filed a complaint after the boy’s parents refused to get their son married to their daughter.