Bantwal, July 21: The missing case of a minor girl from Vamapadavu in the taluk has now taken new turns, and the Bantwal rural police have arrested two persons in connection to this case.
The arrested are identified as Manju (20), resident of Sakleshpur and Khasim(41).
Cases has been filed against Manju under POCSO, kidnap and charges of rape. Khasim has been arrested for assisting in kidnap.
This minor girl, resident of Angadipalke had left her home on July 7th to get her marks card but had not returned home later. The girl’s mother later had filed a complaint with the Bantwal rural police stating that a youth had kidnapped the minor girl.
The Bantwal rural police who conducted an operation in Bilagula of Moodigere have traced the accused Manju and also the girl. During investigations they have given a statement to the police that they have gone together as their families did not consent for the marriage.
It is said, Manju had stayed at his relatives house in Moodigere. As the girl is minor, cases of kidnap, POCSO and rape has been filed against Manju said the police.
The arrested were produced in the court.