Man held for molesting minor girl

Kendrapara: A 22-year-old man was arrested on the charge of molesting a minor girl in Kadalibadi village of Kendrapara district, police said today.

The accused, labourer by profession, was arrested yesterday after the 13-year-old girl’s father lodged a complaint against him.

The victim, a 7th standard student of a government-run school, was allegedly molested a couple of days back when her family members were not present, police said.

The accused was booked under provisions of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, 2012.