DAR cop accused of molesting 17-year-old

Twenty four-year-old Lohith, who is serving as a jeep driver on deputation at the town police station is the accused.

His father is working as a sub-inspector at the same station. It is said that the 17-year-old girl  studying at a nursing college in Bangalore, had come to Nanjangud during her holidays to celebrate mahashivaratri.

She had visited Srikanteshwaraswamy temple with her two friends on the Shivaratri day, who introduced her to Lohith.

Later, the two friends went inside the temple to have darshan and the girl was witnessing the cultural programmes that were being held in front of the temple .

 Lohith, who observed this took her on a bike to a place nearby Parashurama temple at around 4.30 am.  It is alleged that he tried to molest her even as she protested, two passersby who noticed the incident had even warned him. It is at this time Lohit issued a life threat and warned her against disclosing the same to anybody and left the place.

Meanwhile, attempts were made for reconciliation, but in vain.  It is said that the matter came to the notice of an organisation in Bangalore, which fights for the protection of human rights.

The organisation had passed on the information to the Deputy Commissioner of Mysore.
She lodged a complaint on May 19 at 8.30 pm. A case has been filed under sections 354 and 506 of IPC against the accused.

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