Two held for sexual assault on 8-year-old girl

Two held for sexual assault on 8-year-old girl
HAL police arrested two construction labourers on charges of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl. The suspects have been identified as Jeesudas (41) and Suresh (19), both residents of Vijinapura near K R Puram.

According to the police, the suspects were close acquaintances of the victim's parents and visited them frequently. On Sunday, when the victim was playing near her house, the suspects offered her toffees and took her to a park near Malleshpallya on their bike.

The duo then started misbehaving with her by touching her private parts. Passersby who noticed this, called the police helpline after which a Hoysala patrol van rushed to the spot and rescued the girl.

After the arrest, the suspects told the police that the girl was known to them and since she had no school, they brought her to the park. But when victim was asked about the suspects, she said they brought her to the park by offering toffees. After thorough interrogation, the suspects confessed to their crime.

They were booked under Pocso and produced before the magistrate who remanded them in judicial custody.

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