Khammam: 62-year-old man held on attempt to rape charges


Khammam: A 62-year-old man was booked under the POCSO Act, 2012 for allegedly attempting to sexually abuse a seven-year-girl at Pedabeeravalli village of Bonakal mandal in the district on Saturday.

According to the police, the accused, called Bollepogu Venkateshwarlu of the village, took the girl into his house and tried to abuse her sexually. The girl’s younger brother who noticed that informed their parents.

The girl’s parents who were neighbours to the accused rushed to the latter house and found the old man trying rape the child. They got hold of the accused and informed the local police. Bonakal Sub-Inspector of Police B Kondal Rao informed that the accused was taken into custody and was booked under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.

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