BENGALURU: Peenya police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old private company employee for sexually assaulting two minor girls. The police said that the accused lured the girls with snacks and took them home.
The accused has been identified as Murthy, a resident of Mallasandra. The girls are his neighbours and aged seven and nine. The police said that the incident took place on Sunday when the girls were playing in front of their house.
After Murthy took them inside his home, he asked them to watch a movie on TV and locked the doors. He allegedly stripped the younger girl, then took the older one on his lap and assaulted her. He also told them not to reveal anything about the incident to anyone and gave them `20 each to buy chocolates.
The girls are said to be cousins. Their parents had gone for work. Their grandmother was at home when the incident took place. In the evening, when the parents returned, they noticed that one of the girls was upset. They questioned her. She spoke about the incident to her mother. Parents of the girls approached Peenya police and filed a case. Based on the complaint, the police nabbed the accused. He was taken for medical examinations and produced before the court. He was booked under POCSO Act. Police are interrogating him to find out if he was involved in such incidents earlier.
Stomach ache forces woman to end her life
A 19-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after she was unable to bear stomach ache on Tuesday morning.
The deceased is identified as Kavitha, resident of 4th Main, RPC Layout. According to the complaint registered by her father Shivaram, Kavitha was suffering from severe stomachache and was under medication. As she was unable to bare it, she committed suicide.
The police said, “The incident took place in morning when Raghunath, her husband, was at the juice centre run by him. When he returned home to have his breakfast, he knocked the door. But when nobody responded, he broke it open.
He informed the police and Kavitha’s family.
Vijayanagar police have registered a unnatural death case and are investigating.