Girl accuses cop of ‘sexual assault’

Girl accuses cop of ‘sexual assault’

The city police arrested three individuals, including a police constable from Vijayapura, for ‘sexually assaulting’ a 21-year-old college student at a lodge in Cottonpet.

According to the victim, she came in contact with constable Mahadeva from Vijayapura through a mobile app in July 2018. After phone conversations, both met in Bengaluru in November 2018 and had a physical relationship.

Every month Mahadeva would meet the victim. Meanwhile, the victim fell in love with her neighbour Ramesh, and both decided to marry. But she continued meeting Mahadeva and got many costly gifts from him including gold jewelry. Since she was in need, she also took money from Mahadeva.

“On March 8, Mahadeva came to Bengaluru and took me to the police quarters and we both made love. And then, I demanded Rs 1 lakh for having a physical relationship with me. But he refused and started assaulting me. I called Ramesh over the phone. He came along with police and rescued me,” the victim stated in her complaint.

Mahadeva filed a counter complaint against the girl and her boyfriend for extorting him. Taking cognisance of both complaints, Cottonpet police arrested the trio.