Himanshu, a resident of Karian on the outskirts of Chamba, was arrested by the police for allegedly sexually assaulting four minor girls, including a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, in his neighbourhood, they said.
The matter came to light when some people in the neighbourhood heard a minor girl telling Himanshu not to hit her or else she will raise an alarm following which they reported the matter to the police. “The accused has been booked under section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, Act 2012 and section 376 (rape) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC,”SP Chamba D K Chaudhry said.
Medical examination of all four victims was conducted and the report suggests sexual assault, the SP said, adding that investigation is on in the case.
The victims include two 10-year-old girls, an 8-year-old girl and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, he said. The accused was produced before a local court which remanded him in three days police custody, sources added.