Policeman arrested for molesting minor girl in Odisha


Cuttack: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with Commissionerate Police was arrested last night for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl at Chandradeipur village under Salepur police limits.

The accused identified as Krushna Chandra Jena is posted as ASI at Badambadi police station in Cuttack.

A case has been registered against the accused ASI under sections 34, 354, 506 of IPC and POCSO Act.

Jena was arrested basing on a complaint lodged by the girl’s mother at Salepur police station.

The girl’s family was staying in the house of the ASI at Chandradeipur on rent for the last five years.

The ASI visited the house on March 3 while the girl was alone and molested her, she alleged in the FIR.

The victim, a Class-VI student, narrated the ordeal to her mother following which she lodged a written complaint with police.

Salepur police started investigation registering a case and arrested Jena from his residence last night.

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