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Thursday, September 28 2023

Chitradurga: Accused lodges counter complaint

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Chitradurga: Close on the heels of a FIR filed against Murugha Matha Seer under POCSO, a case of sexual harassment and kidnap has been booked against the Administrative Officer of the Matha.

The hostel warden who is second accused in POCSO case has filed the complaint at Chitradurga Rural Police Station, naming not just herself as the victim but two other girl students.

The police have filed the FIR against S. K. Basavarajan, Former MLA and the Administrative Officer of Matha and Secretary of SJM Vidyapeetha and his wife Sowbhagya Basavarajan.

According to the FIR filed on July 27, the prime accused had summoned the complainant to the hostel at around 6.00 pm. He allegedly groped her and restrained from going outside, besides touching her body and trying to sexually assault her, it is alleged. When the complainant resisted, the accused, by the virtue of being a Former MLA and Administrative Officer of the Matha and Secretary of Vidyapeetha promised a plum post, if she cooperated with him. The complaint alleged that Basavarajan couple went to Bengaluru and brought back two victims and kept at their residence for two days before filing complaint in Mysuru.

Basavarajan couple have been booked under IPC sections- 341, 342, 363, 120 (B), 354A, 504, 506 and 34. Nazarabad Police has transferred FIR to Chitradurga Rural Police Station and investigation is on.

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