21-year-old Held for Eloping With Minor, Booked For Rape

Yeshwantpur police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old electronics goods repairman for marrying a minor.

Published: 07th September 2014 06:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2014 11:45 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: Yeshwantpur police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old electronics goods repairman for marrying a minor.

Based on a complaint lodged by the girl’s parents, police have charged the accused Karthik with kidnap and rape and booked him under the POCSO Act.

Police said Karthik, a resident of Sanjeevappa Colony in Yeshwantpur, was in love with the girl, a resident of Mathikere and I PUC student, for the last two years. Karthik eloped with her on September 2 and the girl’s parents filed a kidnap case then. The two returned home on Saturday morning and told the families that they had got married in Kanyakumari. Following this, the girl’s parents approached the police again.

Gang of Four Robs Engg Student

A gang of four robbed a 22-year-old engineering student on the pretext of dropping him at his house in HSR Layout, on Friday night. They threatened Vijayendra, a student of a college at Devarasinganahalli, at knifepoint and snatched `8,000 and three mobile phones.  Police said Vijayendra was waiting for a bus near Silk Board junction at around 9.30 pm when a car stopped by. The driver offered to drop Vijayendra at HSR Layout as he was headed that way. En route, three men got into the car and took Vijayendra’s valuables before pushing him out of the car. Vijayendra sustained minor injuries and filed a case with HSR Layout police.

CID to Probe Case Against Seer

The state government on Saturday transferred the sexual harassment and criminal intimidation cases against pontiff Raghaveshwara Bharathi of Sri Ramachandrapura Mutt to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

A week ago, Banashankari police had registered a case against the seer based on a complaint filed by Anshumathi Shastri, daughter of singer couple Premalatha and Divakara Shastri. She claimed that her mother was being sexually harassed by the pontiff and his followers and that the pontiff had warned her against going to the police.  Later, Honnavar police arrested the couple following a complaint filed by the seer and his followers accusing the two of blackmailing him.


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