Priest jailed for sexually abusing minor on the pretext of doing puja

Hyderabad: A priest was convicted by a local court on Thursday for sexually abusing a minor girl. The judge sentenced the priest for 10-years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in Bowenpally in 2014.

As reported by ToI, the priest went to the girl’s residence to perform a ritual. Giving the ‘prasad’ to her parent and advising them to offer it to cow, the priest sent away the parents. In the meantime, the priest sexually abused the girl. Warning the girl not to disclose it to anyone, he left the residence.

The matter came to light when the girl later narrated the ordeal to her parents.

Additional Metropolitan sessions judge-cum-special judge ordered the accused to undergo 10-years of rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 3000.