New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a priest has been arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl in the national capital, police said on Monday. The shameful incident happened at Kholi Mandir in south Delhi area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Romil Baaniya said a complaint of a priest assaulting a minor girl had been filed. The accused, a resident of Bhati Khurd, also in south Delhi, was arrested on September 2. Also Read - Wedding Twist: Bride Runs Away With Her Boyfriend, Groom Marries Her 15-Year-Old Sister!
The complainant alleged that she had visited the temple with her 15-year-old niece when the priest — Nabbe Bhagat — asked her to bring four pebbles from outside. “When she returned with the pebbles, she noticed that Bhagat was behaving inappropriately with her niece,” the police officer said. Also Read - Hyderabad Nurse Robs Old Couple After Fake Covid Vaccine Shot, Arrested
“On August 30, a case was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.” Also Read - Man Arrested for Killing Friend Who Failed to Return Loan of Rs 400
The allegations have been substantiated by both child and the complainant in the court said Baaniya.
Recently, a cab driver of private school was arrested for allegedly assaulting a minor girl. He was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and arrested from his house in Trilokpuri.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Devender Arya had said that accused, identified as Monu, took the six-year-old child to a deserted place on Thursday and sexually assaulted her. He warned her against disclosing the crime to her parents and dropped her some meters away from her residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the country will not tolerate those committing rape and the law passed by Parliament in this regard will play an effective role in curbing crimes against women and girls.
Recently, special courts had awarded stringent punishment and even the death sentence to convicts for raping minors.