Udupi, Sep 13, 2014: The police have arrested a person on the charge of raping a woman and misbehaving with a minor at two villages in Karkala taluk on September 10.
In a release here on Friday, the police said that the accused, Pradeep Poojary (28), followed an 18-year-old woman on a motorcycle after she got off a bus and was walking towards her house. Pradeep was known to the woman.
Suddenly, Pradeep, who came from behind, dragged the woman to a nearby bush and raped her at around 6 p.m., the police said. He threatened her against revealing the incident to anyone.
A case was registered at the Karkala rural police station based on a complaint by the woman.
Earlier in the evening the same day, Pradeep followed a 17-year-old girl, who was going to her house after getting off a bus at another village in the same taluk.
He dragged the minor and slapped her, according to the police.
A case under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) has been registered at the Karkala rural police station based on a complaint by the minor.
The police arrested Pradeep on September 11 and he was produced before the District and Sessions Court in Udupi, which remanded him in judicial custody till September 23.