BANGALORE : A 19-year-old girl, who was visiting her sister’s house, was allegedly raped by a relative at Anchepalya near Nelamangala earlier this week. Madanayakanahalli police on Friday arrested the accused Dharmappa (45), a native of Gubbi in Tumkur.
The police said the girl, after completing an ITI course, had come to her elder sister’s house a few days ago and was searching for a job. On Tuesday, the girl was home alone as her sister had gone to work. Around midday, Dharmappa, who works at a private factory in Peenya, came to the house.
The house owner noticed Dharmappa, but was told by the girl that he was a relative. Once inside the house, Dharmappa asked the girl to cook lunch. While she was in the kitchen, he raped her, before locking her inside the house and fleeing, police said. On Thursday, the girl and her parents approached the police and filed a complaint. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Dharmappa has a history of raping his relatives.
A 16-year-old first PUC student committed suicide by hanging at her house in Ashwathnagar on Friday. The reason which led her to end her life is not known.
The deceased Pallavi was studying at MS Ramaiah College in Mathikere. She was staying with her mother, sister and two older brothers.
Police said Pallavi hanged herself in the afternoon after locking the door from inside when she was alone at home. Her mother Lakshmamma had gone to a relative’s house while her sisters and brothers were at work. It is also learnt that she had been beaten by a family member earlier in the day. Sanjayanagar police have sent the body for post-mortem.