Gang threatens woman to withdraw Pocso case

Gang threatens woman to withdraw Pocso case

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A gang of four armed men on Tuesday threatened a 34-year-old entrepreneur at knifepoint to withdraw a Pocso case she filed against a cab driver for molesting a 10-year-old orphan girl.

Sunitha Sharma, a resident of Lavelle Road, told police that the gang waylaid and threatened her with dire consequences if she did not withdraw the case against one of their associates.

Sunitha had lodged the complaint against Narotham Kumar on May 24.

According to police, the incident happened at the UB City signal when Sunitha, along with the victim, was returning from the police station after recording her statement. Sunitha shouted for help when the four men approached her. Passersby rushed to her rescue and caught one of the accused.

The victim’s mother was a domestic help at Sunitha’s mother’s house.

After she died, the girl was under their care. Sunitha said the girl was sexually assaulted by Kumar at her mother’s flat on May 24.

Sunitha filed a complaint with the Cubbon Park Police, following which Kumar was arrested under sections of Pocso.

Police said Kumar was a habitual offender.

He used to visit Sunitha’s mother on the pretext of helping her.