18-month-old sexually assaulted by security guard in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A 18-month-old girl sexually assaulted in Bengaluru by a security guard. He was arrested by the police under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.

26 -year-old accused identified as Deepesh Pradhan, from Darjeeling, was part of the housekeeping and maintenance staff of a residential building, at Doddakannahalli in HSR Layout.

The girl’s parents, who also work in the same building left the child alone at home and gone for work on Thursday.

Taking the advantage of the situation, Deepesh assaulted the girl. When the girl started yelling, he tried to escape but the neighbours stopped him.

The victims parents rushed to the house immediately and informed to the police.

According to the police, a preliminary examination of the child by a doctor came back positive for sexual assault. “It is based on this that we have arrested Deepesh, who has been subjected to a medical examination,” and somechildren also claimed they saw the guard usher her away.

The officer said that the accused confessed to the crime and he has been remanded in judicial custody. The officer added that he joined the house keeping staff at the apartment a few months ago and was also living in the makeshift house with other employees.

Deepesh was close to the couple and used to visit them often, the police said.