Temple priest held for molesting minor girl, say police

The girl was sent for a medical examination and the priest was arrested on charges of molestation.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 13, 2015 4:26 am
temple priest, girl molested, Priest molests girl, Delhi news According to police, the priest asked the girl to remove her underwear.

A temple priest, who allegedly molested an eight-year-old girl, was arrested on Saturday. The case was reported from South Delhi’s Rajokri area.

The incident occurred when the girl, along with her four-year-old brother, had gone to the temple on Saturday around 7.30 pm. “The priest, Lakhan Giri (60), had allegedly lured the girl to a bathroom in the temple premises with the offer of prasad,” DCP (South) Premnath said.

According to police, the priest asked the girl to remove her underwear. Meanwhile, devotees present at the temple complex noticed that Giri was missing for some time and started calling out to him loudly.

Police said the priest emerged from the bathroom with the minor girl. The people at the temple immediately grew suspicious of the priest’s intentions and raised a hue and cry. They then called police, demanding the priest’s arrest.

The girl was sent for a medical examination and the priest was arrested on charges of molestation.

In another incident in South Delhi, a 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her landlord after she failed to repay the money she had borrowed from him for her husband’s treatment.

Police said the accused, Kunal Kumar (22), owns a building in Mehrauli. He had rented out a room in the parking lot of the building to the couple. “On Saturday night, Kumar came to the couple’s room. Finding the woman alone, he raped her,” a police officer said. The woman made a PCR call, following which Kumar was arrested.

In yet another incident, an Uzbek woman filed an FIR alleging that she was raped and confined by an Afghan national in Southeast Delhi. Police are on the lookout for the accused. Police said the woman alleged that the Afghan, identified as Danish, had confined her in his room and raped her, and even forced her into the flesh trade.

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