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Hyderabad: Orphanage founder arrested for sexually harassing Class 9 girl

The teenage girl who was staying at the orphanage accused Madhav Rao of sexually harassing her.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 15:16 IST
A teenage girl at an orphanage was arrested for sexual harassment.
A teenage girl at an orphanage was arrested for sexual harassment. (Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

Cyberabad Police on Monday arrested a man, the founder of a private orphanage in Hyderabad for allegedly sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl.

The teenage girl, a Class 9 student, who was staying at the orphanage,in a complaint to police on Sunday accused Madhav Rao of sexually harassing her after calling her in his room in the premises, a police official attached to L B Nagar Police Station said.

Following the complaint, a case under section 354A (sexual harassment) of the IPC and under relevant sections of POCSO Act was booked against Madhav and he was arrested. He is being produced before a local court on Monday, the official said.

City-based Balala Hakkula Sangham, an NGO working for child rights, condemned the incident.

“A thorough inspection should be conducted at private orphanages and if any irregularities are found such orphanages should be immediately merged with government homes,” honorary president of the NGO, Achyuta Rao said.