Odisha: Policeman arrested for allegedly molesting class 8 girl; suspended
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Odisha: Policeman arrested for allegedly molesting class 8 girl; suspended

A grade-IV policeman identified as Jawaharlal Behera was arrested and then suspended by police for allegedly molesting a class-8 girl. As per the reports, the arrested has been suspended from his service by SP Parmar Smit Parshottamdas.

Several media reports claimed that a Class 8 girl was returning from tuition classes alone yesterday afternoon when the accused cop Behera attempted to misbehave by dragging her to a house and outraging her modesty. However, she managed to escape from the spot and brought the matter before her family members.

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When the family members and villagers got to know about the incident, they detained the accused, tied him to a tree and thrashed him black and blue for his wrongdoing. Later, Baripada Town police had reached the spot and rescued the cop from the villagers’ clutch.

A case was lodged against him under Section 354 and 506 of IPC and Section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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