08 September 2019
Baripada: A constable of Odisha Police working as Follower Orderly at Reserve Office in Baripada in Mayurbhanj was suspended on Sunday for gross misconduct after being held for attempting to molest a minor girl.
Reportedly, the Class 8 girl was returning alone from tuitions today afternoon when the accused constable identified as Jawaharlal Bera pulled her to a pump house near old SP office in Baripada and tried to outrage her modesty.
It was after the girl reported the matter to her family members, they along with help of locals tied Bera to a guy-wire and informed police, who immediately reached the spot and detained him.
A case 205/19 under section 354 and 506 of IPC and section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against Bera at Baripada Town Police Station following which he was suspended.