SAD councillor's kin booked for sexual harassment
A kin of a SAD leader was on Saturday booked for sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl of ward no 2 of Sham Churasi. The accused, Ricky, is the nephew of SAD municipal councillor Mangi Ram.punjab Updated: Apr 06, 2013 21:04 IST
A kin of a SAD leader was on Saturday booked for sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl of ward no 2 of Sham Churasi. The accused, Ricky, is the nephew of SAD municipal councillor Mangi Ram.
The accused chased the girl and made overtures at which the girl raised an alarm and ran towards her house. The accused followed and grabbed her. When the girl resisted his moves, he threatened to abduct her and after ransacking her house fled from the spot.
Hearing the noise, people gathered and took the girl to the hospital. She had sustained bruises due to manhandling. Her neighbourer Nirmal Kaur also sustained injuries as a broken glass shrapnel hit her in the back. Nirmal said that she was with the girl's mother and send the girl on an errand to her house.
On receiving information, Bulhowal station house officer Harneel Singh reached the hospital and recorded the minor victim's statement. A case was registered against the accused under Section 354-A, which is a revised provision of Indian Penal Code for sexual harassment offences, passed recently under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act. It can invite imprisonment up to five years and fine.
MC Mangi Ram was not available at his residence and could not be contacted on phone.