Bangalore, Jan 4 (UNI) A 32-year-old Police constable was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at Arasikere in Hassan district, last night.
Police said today that Shashidhar, attached to Arasikere police station, had sexually assaulted the 14-year old girl, who along with another girl was waiting for train to the city.
She had run away from her house following her parents fixing marriage against her will.
The police constable in an inebriation condition had threatened them and taken to a play ground where he raped one of the girl.
People, who came after hearing shouting for help by the girls, thrashed the constable and handed him over to the police.
Some pro-people associations staged a protest against the police officials alleging that they were protecting the culprit.
The accused had been kept under suspension. He was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by a Magistrate before whom he was produced.
Police said that the girl was sent to hospital and medical report was awaited.
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