Bangaluru, May 29: In a shocking and shameful incident a village panchayat head in in Kastur panchayat of Maddur taluk in Mandya district of Karnataka allegedly tried to sexually assault a colleague in the office premises on Friday. The whole incident was captured in the CCTV footage and police have arrested the accused.

According to the victim, a widow who has been working in the office as a fourth grade employee since last six years, said that the panchayat head Chandrahasa called her in his chamber at 5:30 pm and tried to sexually assault her. He also tried to hug her and even picked her up in his arms ignoring her repeated pleas. After which ran away to the other workers and detailed the story, and they played the CCTV footage. Soon, workers in anger united and beat the JD(S) leader and filed a complaint in Kastur police station and he was arrested. ALSO READ: Robbery case: December 16 gangrape convicts move High Court against sentence

Though the whole incident had been captured in the CCTV footage and police have filed FIR under attempt to rape and sexual molestation, Chandrahasa is denying the charges and says that he only called the woman to clean his room. The matter is under investigation and police has said that, if the charges are proved, strict action will be taken against him. The co-workers have also demanded his resignation.