Karnataka

Man arrested on rape charge

The district police on Thursday arrested a 55-year-old person on the charge of raping a 16-year-old minor for the last five months in a village in Kundapur taluk.

According to the police, the arrested person is Mahesh Shetty (55). He used to visit the minor’s house as a well-wisher. He sexually assaulted the minor for last five-six months. The matter came to light as the girl became pregnant and told her mother about it.

The girl’s mother lodged a complaint. The accused was produced before the court in Udupi, which remanded in judicial custody, the police said.

Held on cheating charge

The police arrested a man on the charges of cheating and raping a woman in Kundapur taluk on Thursday. According to the police, Umesh (26) and the 23-year-old woman were in love. Umesh allegedly promised to marry her but later went back on his word.

The woman, who is pregnant, lodged a complaint with the police.

The police arrested Umesh and produced him before a court in Kundapur, which remanded him in judicial custody for 15 days.

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