Accused in sexual assault of 9-yr-old held

A 21-year-old youth was on Monday arrested for alleged sexual assault and physical torture of a nine-year-old girl under the Ghantasala police station limits.

The victim was alone in the house. The incident occurred on Sunday and the accused, who was on the run, was nabbed near Srikakulam village in Movva mandal on Monday.

“The accused, Kumpati Gopi, inflicted injuries on the victim when she offered resistance. Neighbours rushed to her rescue when she raised an alarm,” Avanigadda DSP Pothuraju told
The Hindu
.

Gopi managed to flee from the village. The victim’s parents lodged a complaint.

“We have arrested the accused and registered a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The condition of the victim is normal by Monday,” said Mr. Pothuraju. Gopi, a daily wage worker, was produced before a local court.

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