The police on Thursday booked a man who had allegedly been stalking and threatening a 15-year-old girl for over a year after she spurned his advances.
According to the police, the Class 8 student lives in Islampur village and studies at a government school nearby. She had earlier complained about the 23-year-old accused, Sanju, to her mother. But, her mother ignored her complaints, the police said.
Sanju, who works as a labourer, moved to the village last year. He wanted to marry the girl and when she turned down his proposal, he started to threaten and stalk her. He had also sexually assaulted her, the girl told the police.
She finally approached the police on Thursday after Sanju threatened her mother. “The accused called the girl’s mother and threatened her. He had also been following her from school to her residence for the last three days,” DCP (east) Deepak Saharan said.
The police have booked Sanju under sections 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.