Ramanagara: An auto driver was arrested by police in the Ramnagara district of the state on Friday on allegations of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.
According to an IANS report, the accused ferried the girl to school every day on his autorickshaw. The accused used to drop the victim last after dropping off others. The victim after being sexually assaulted was threatened by the accused, police said.
Growing terrified after the incident and not being able to tell her parents, the victim had fallen ill at home. The mother, after observing her, spoke to her closely and after much talking, the victim shared the incident of sexual assault on her by the auto driver.
The parents have lodged a case against him at the Ramnagara Women’s police station. Acting swiftly, the police arrested the auto driver and slapped a case under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO).
The incident has raised concern among the parents who send their children to school in autos.
(With IANS inputs)