BENGALURU: A 54-year-old priest was arrested by the Indiranagar police after he allegedly sexually abused a six-year-old girl on Wednesday evening.
The accused has been identified as Shivakumar, a resident of Thippasandra. He was working as a priest at a temple close to this house. According to the police, the alleged incident took place around 6.15 pm.
The girl, who lived along with her parents in the neighbouring house, was playing near the temple, when the accused allegedly took her inside the temple, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The incident came to light when the girl returned home. “Immediately, her parents filed a complaint with the police, who rushed to the spot and arrested the priest. Both the accused and the victim were subjected to medical tests,” the police added. The Indiranagar police have registered a POCSO case in this regard and are further investigating.