Mangalore, July 11: Two MESCOM personnel have been arrested by Padubidri police on the charges of attempting to rape a minor girl. The incident is learnt to have taken place on July 9, Wednesday evening.
Surendra Devadiga (29) of Nandikur and Raviraj Kulal (32) of Brahmavar, are the arrested linemens working in MESCOM local branch.
Sources said, Surendra had followed a minor girl while she was walking on the roadside, captured her and tried to molest her. Raviraj encouraged Surendra in the act. However, a local farmer who saw the girl struggling, rescued her from in his clutches.
The girl who rushed home informed her father who arrived to the place where the MESCOM personnel were on duty and took them to task.
The linemen who were fearless warned of terrible consequences if a police complaint was lodged. The girl’s family mustered courage and lodged a complaint at Padubidri police station on July 10, Thursday morning and the duo were arrested the same day, it is learnt.