Youth arrested for harassing school girl
BHOPAL: A 16-year-old girl stopped
going to school due to harassment by a youth. For months, she didn't venture
out. She finally stepped out on Friday to appear in an exam, but the youth
stalked her till school and harassed her.
The girl ran inside and appeared for
the exam. She later approached the Bajaria police, who registered a case
against the youth.
Student of class 9, the girl is a
resident of Shankaracharya Nagar. Police said the accused, Sonu alias Vikas
Thakur, 27, is stalking the girl for five years. He would live in the same
locality, but shifted to Nariyalkheda sometime back.
Despite moving to different
neighbourhood, he would follow the girl every day on her way to school and
harass her. The complainant stated in her FIR he would ask for her mobile
number and force her to come with him for a date.
The girl would not reply to his
comments, but the youth continued to torture her. He even caught her hands and
sexually harassed her on few occasions.
The perturbed girl stopped going to
school since January. But the youth again harassed her when she stepped out of
house to appear in the exam.
The police said girl went home after
exam, narrated the incident to her mother and came to lodge an FIR. She kept
mum all these months as she was afraid her parents would scold her, police
Accused Sonu, a driver, has been
arrested. Police said he has been booked for sexual harassment and under
sections of POCSO as girl is a minor, police said.