The girl alleged that the accused had been following and molesting her for over a year. The accused had shared a few obscene pictures and messages on her social media profile, alleged the girl, adding that he had and threatened to kill her.
Based on her complaint, the accused was booked under sections 354 (attempt to outrage the modesty of a woman), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and appropriate sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, said police, adding that the accused, a friend of the girl’s elder brother, was arrested on Monday evening.
Circle officer Ashish Pratap Singh said, “The girl approached police on Monday and based on her complaint, an FIR was registered against the accused at Subhashnagar police station. We have recorded her statement and arrested the accused. We are gathering evidence before sending the accused to jail.”
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)