62-year-old govt employee arrested for sexually harassing minor

Bengaluru: A 62-year-old retired government employee sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. He was however beaten up and handed over to the police on Sunday in Chandra Layout police station limits.

The accused identified as Chinnamaraiah has been booked under the provisions of POCSO Act.
According to the police, the accused person knew the parents of the girl, whose family lives nearby his house as per a report by DC.

The 12-year-old was alone at home on Sunday afternoon, and her mother was out at the market when
the accused went to their house and locked the door and allegedly misbehaved with the girl.

Neighbours gathered on hearing the girl’s cries for help, caught him red-handed and thrashed him before informing the police.

“The accused has been booked under the POCSO Act and is arrested. His wife has filed a counter complaint against the girl’s relatives accusing them of barging into her house and assaulting her and her husband,” the police said.