Police save girls within four minutes of DISHA SOS
TIRUPATI: DISHA application saved two minor girls from clutches of a construction worker in B. Kothakota area of Chittoor district. Police reached the spot within four minutes of the DISHA SOS being pressed.
According to police, accused M. Anil Kumar, 21, is a construction worker and resident of Indiramma colony in B. Kothakota. He lured the two minor girls on Tuesday evening and took them to the terrace of a building under construction. There, he allegedly tried to sexually assault the girls.
One of the girls escaped, ran to her grandmother Savithramma and informed her about the incident. Savithramma immediately pressed the SOS button on DISHA app which, incidentally, had been installed on her mobile just two days ago.
“Within four minutes of receiving the SOS, we reached the spot and took the accused into custody. According to residents of the area, Anil Kumar had also misbehaved with some women in the colony on several occasions,” said sub-inspector Rammohan.
Based on a complaint lodged by Savithramma, police registered a case under various sections of Nirbhaya and POCSO acts against the accused. Further investigation is on.