An assistant sub-inspector of police was suspended on Monday for allegedly molesting his minor maid after a mob gheraoed the police station and blocked the national highway in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police sources said today.
An FIR was registered at the Manja police station by the father of the 14-year-old girl working as maid at the residence of ASI AK Farooqui alleging molestation by the police officer, sources said.
Angered by the incident, the local people of the area gheraoed the police station demanding the officer's dismissal and later blocked national highway.
The girl has been sent for medical examination and the officer has been suspended with immediate effect, sources said.
The Additional Superintendent of Police NN Goswami rushed to the area and assured the people that strict action would be taken against the police officer if he was found guilty.
The blockade of the national highway has been since lifted, sources added.