Youth held for sexually abusing 8-year-old

 An eight-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by her teenage neighbour in Jakkasandra on Saturday evening. The suspect has been arrested but police have refused to disclose his identity, suspecting him to be underage.

Police said the teenager forced the victim, a class III student at a government school, into his house when she was playing outside.

The ball she was playing with had strayed into the compound of the suspect’s house and the victim had gone there to get it.

The suspect then locked the house and made an alleged attempt to sexually abuse her. By then, the girl’s mother came looking for her and suspected that she had been held up by the suspect in his house. The mother then barged into the house only to find the teenager attempting to molest her young daughter.

The suspect had forcibly undressed the victim, the mother said in her complaint to the Madiwala police.

While she could save her daughter, she could not catch the teenager who fled in no time, the mother added in her police complaint. Madiwala police have registered a case against the suspect for outraging the modesty of a woman under Section 354 of the IPC, and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2013. The teenager was arrested in Venkatapura after police acted on a tip-off.

The mother also alleged that the teenage suspect had molested her daughter in the past too.

The previous incident occurred three months ago but the family did not bother to make a complaint to the police.

The young victim underwent a medical examination at the Victoria Hospital late on Saturday evening.

A senior police officer refused to disclose the suspect’s identity, saying his age was yet to be confirmed. The suspect used to do menial jobs in the locality.

Techie killed

A software engineer from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, was killed when he lost control over his two-wheeler and rammed it into a road divider near HAL helicopter division on Saturday night.

Padal Sooryanarayana Reddy, 23, was riding a bike on Varthur Main Road and his colleague, Gajjal Dhiresh Krishna, was on the back-seat. Police sources said Reddy was speeding when a moped coming from the opposite direction applied sudden brakes to avoid hitting a dog.

Reddy, in turn, applied brakes to avoid ramming the moped. In the process, his bike ploughed into the road divider and both the riders fell down. While Reddy suffered a grievous head injury and died instantly, Krishna hurt his limbs. He is getting treatment, according to police sources.

HAL traffic police have registered a case.

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