KERALA

Body of POCSO case accused washes ashore

The body of a 29-year-old youth, accused in the Protection of Child from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case, who jumped into the sea during the gathering of evidence, washed up on the shore at the Udupi beach in Karnataka. Mahesh jumped into the sea with his handcuffs on after he was brought to the Kasaba port to find the phone that he claimed was hidden in the groynes.

The body was found 15 days after he jumped into the sea. The search for Mahesh had been going on for more than two weeks.

He was accused in the case of taking nude photos of a 12-year-old girl.

Meanwhile, the sister of the accused lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission alleging that Mahesh’s disappearance was suspicious and that he had been detained in violation of rules.

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