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JBVNL meter reader try to sexually abuse minor, arrested

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, July 8 :  A 30-year-old youth who is a meter reader was arrested for allegedly trying to sexually abuse a minor girl at Bhuiyandih under Sitaramdera police station  area. He was sent to Ghaghidih Central Jail on Monday.

The accused identified Rabindra Kumar works for Quess Corporation, a private agency engaged by the Jharkhand BijliVitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL) for meter reading and billing under the Jamshedpur circle.

The incident took place at a house in Chhayanagar in Bhuiyandih under Sitaramderapolice station  area on Sunday, but the police registered a case in connection with  the incident after the victim’s father lodged an FIR at about 10.30 pm.

When he found no adult person at the home except two minor girl — one six-year-old and another four-year-old.  The girls’ father who worked at a private firm in Burmamines had gone to duty and mother had gone to adjoining Subernarekhariver for a bath.

According to the family members, on finding the little girls alone at home, the accused had nabbed the six-year-old girl and promised her chocolate and started undressing her.

“We are still in state of shock and never thought this will ever happen. As the girl was being undressed, the younger one was also standing beside.  The meter reader started undressing  her, but fortunately the girls’ mother returned home.  She said on entering into the room she found her elder daughter without cloth and in tense.

“On being asked, she narrated her plight.  Out of rage I shouted for help, leading the neighbours to rush to my house.  Then some youths started searching for the meter reader who had gone to a house nearby. They soon caught hold of him and brought him before me.  On interrogating, the accused confessed his guilt,” the woman said.

The victim’s mother said that the local residents had subsequently handed him over to the Sitaramderapolice station  after a thrashing.  She said as her husband returns home late in the night, she thought that unless he comes back home, she will not lodge any complaint with the police.

She said a formal complaint was lodged with the police at about 10.30 pm after her husband returned home. Moreover, as the local residents had told the police to wait for an FIR, they had kept the accused in custody.

OC, Sitaramderapolice station , Ajay Kumar confirmed about arrest of a 30-year-old youth for allegedly trying to sexually abuse a little girl. ” Soon after the incident arrested Rabindra Kumar, who is a resident of Ramgarh district, under the IPC section of rape and also POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act) before sending him jail this morning after production before a judicial magistrate,” said Kumar.

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