Bengaluru: Construction worker held for raping minor

Bengaluru: A 21-year-old man has been arrested by the Amruthahalli police for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl. The accused, a neighbour of the victim, noticed her playing outside her house and offered to buy her snacks.

He then took her to an isolated place where he sexually assaulted her.

The accused has been identified as Naveen V, a native of Hassan and was residing at Srirampura in an under construction site and working in the same place as a bar-bender. The victim girl was also residing in the same area and was studying in a government school in the same locality.

According to the police, he was seen roaming around the girl’s house and speaking to her daily. On Friday night, while the girl was playing outside and her parents were busy with daily chores, he offered to by her snacks from a nearby shop.

He took her to an isolated place on his bicycle and raped her. When she tried to raise an alarm, he threatened to kill her and dropped her back to her house. After returning home, she narrated the ordeal to her father who informed his neighbours and asked them to nab him. Fearing that he may get thrashed, he fled. Soon, the parents filed a complaint with Amruthahalli police, who arrested the accused from his relative’s house and booked him under POCSO Act. This is second such incident reported in the past two months in Amruthahalli. On June 4, a three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and abandoned. She was later found behind the Bethel AG Church in Chiranjivi Layout. The accused hails from North India and is still absconding. 

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