Man offers lunch to 13-year-old flower seller in Bengaluru, sexually assaults her

Promised lunch, the young girl went with the man, who took her to an isolated place and sexually assaulted her.

Published: 04th March 2017 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2017 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: An unidentified man on Thursday sexually abused a 13-year-old girl working as a street vendor.

Promised lunch, the young girl went with the man, who took her to an isolated place and sexually assaulted her.

The Sanjaynagar police have registered a case under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act after the child's parents lodged a complaint.

According to the police, on Thursday afternoon an unidentified man on a bike approached the girl who was selling vegetables and flowers on the street and offered to buy her lunch. The child believed him and went with along. The man took her to an isolated place in Rajanakunte on Doddaballapur road here and sexually assaulted her.

After a while, he dropped the girl near Sanjayanagar main road and fled. The girl went home and narrated the incident to her parents who then filed a case with Sanjaynagar police.

A special team has been formed to nab the accused and police are trying to obtain CCTV footage used at traffic intersections to ascertain the identity of the vehicle used by the accused.

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