Venkatesh, 25-year-old meat merchant who has been arrested by the Bagalagunte police for sexually harassing a minor girl. He is a resident of Siddehalli in Nagasandra.
He befriended the 16-year-old girl, who stays in his neighbourhood. On August 10, when the victim’s parents who are daily wage workers went to work, he allegedly went to her house at around 3 pm and convinced her to go with him to his house.
After taking her home, He allegedly sexually harassed the girl by confining her to a room. The girl returned home and said about it to her parents, following which her parents immediately approached the Bagalagunte police and filed a complaint.
The accused has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and arrested him.