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Belthangady : Bajrangdal activist arrested for rape attempt on minor

Belthangady : Bajrangdal activist arrested for rape attempt on minor

Mangalore Today News Network

Belthangady, Dec 28, 2016 : Dharmasthala Police have  on December 27 Tuesday arrested a Bajrangdal activist on the charges of  attempting to rape a minor.

rapeThe arrested person is Umesh (25). He is an autorickshaw driver by profession.  The incident reportedly took place on December 24 when the accused barged into the house of the girl and tried to molest her. It is learnt he had also threatened her against revealing the matter to anyone else. The victim is a fourth standard student.

It is said there was a delay in registering a complaint as the girl’s mother was  under pressure from Bajrangdal against lodging complaint.

Meanwhile, the Bajrangdal has been accused of trying to save Umesh who is said  to be close to  Bhasker, a Bajrangdal leader from  Dharmasthala.

Though the complaint was lodged on December 24, no case was registered owing to pressure. Finally DySP Ravish CR   instructed the police to file the case. The accused has been produced before the court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

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