Mangaluru, Oct 11, 2015: The Konaje police have arrested a 32 year old man from Pajir on the charges of sexually abusing a minor.
The 14 year old victim is a Madarasa student at Malaru. The accused has been identified as Arun Rodrigues, a married man and father of two children.
Sources say that on October 9, Saturday Arun had come to the mosque with a request to the Moilar to allow him to go inside. The Moilar agreed and went away. However when he returned Arun had left and even the boy who was in the madarasa was missing. On enquiry he came to know that the boy had left the madarasa with Arun. He rushed to Arun’s house with four others when Arun said the boy was watching TV at his house.
The sexual abuse of the boy came to light when the Moilar reprimanded him for leaving the Madarasa without informing. It is learnt, the man had lured the boy with money and eatables.
The accused was soon arrested. Though the incident sparked some amount of tension in the locality, the situation soon returned to normalcy.