Man ar­rested for as­sault­ing girl in Shamli

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh -

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A man has been ar­rested for al­legedly as­sault­ing a 17-year-old Dalit girl and her fa­ther af­ter they re­sisted his at­tempts to sex­u­ally

as­sault her at her home in the neigh­bour­ing Shamli dis­trict, a po­lice of­fi­cial said on Thursday. Ac­cord­ing to cir­cle of­fi­cer (CO) Ra­jesh Ku­mar Ti­wari, the po­lice had reg­is­tered a case against Akash Ku­mar fol­low­ing a com­plaint by the girl’s fa­ther af­ter the in­ci­dent on Wednesday. Ku­mar has been ar­rested un­der var­i­ous charges, in­clud­ing as­sault­ing a woman with an intent to out­rage her mod­esty and Sched­uled Castes and the Sched­uled Tribes (Pre­ven­tion of Atroc­i­ties) Act, Ti­wari said. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice com­plaint, the girl’s fa­ther has al­leged that Ku­mar came to their res­i­dence and tried to sex­u­ally as­sault his daugh­ter. He said he and his daugh­ter were beaten by Ku­mar when they op­posed him.

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