ANDHRA PRADESH

Two minor girls ‘molested’

ANANTAPUR: In separate incidents, two minor girls were allegedly molested by a youth and a middle-aged person at Kummarvandlapalli in Kadiri mandal and at Devirintipalli in Nallacheruvu mandal in the district on Monday.

According to the police, a 17-year-old Anjaneyulu allegedly molested a four-year-old girl in the name of playing with her at Kummaravandlapalli. The girl told her mother about it. A complaint was lodged with the police. At Devirintipalli, a 50-year-old Imam Khasim allegedly molested a nine-year girl studying fifth standard after calling her to get him beedies. The villagers caught him red-handed after the girl raised alarm and beat him badly before handing him over to the police.