Belthangady, April 28, 2015: The Police has booked four persons for rape and sexual harrasement in two separate incidents reported from Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday, April 27.
23-year-old youth was arrested by Belthangady police on charges of raping a minor girl and a case was booked under various sections of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.
The accused Jagadish, a resident of Anila was in a relationship with a minor girl for three years. It is said that Jagadish on pretext of marrying her started building physical relationship with the victim. When Jagadish learnt that the minor girl is pregnant, he left to his brother’s house in Hunasur of Mysuru with the victim. After receiving complaint, Belthangady police who traced the duo in Mysuru arrested Jagadish and booked him under POCSO act. He was produced before court and has been remanded to 15 days judicial custody.
In another case reported on Monday, rape charges have been filed against three persons working in an electricity generation unit near Belthangady. According to the complaint filed by the victim, the accused Shibu Balan raped her and his colleagues Shibu Joseph and Swaminathan extended support to him in the act crime. She was working as a cleaner in a private firm. The man on the pretext of marrying her physically abused her several times. It is said that the victim who has been separated from her husband for the last eight years and she was raped by the accused on April 16. The main accused is said to be absconding.
A case has been filed at Belthangady police station against three.