A home guard has been arrested on the charges of molesting a minor girl. The accused has been identified as Dilip Sahu, a resident of Naba Roy Lane at Alipore.
Police said that the accused had allegedly molested a 9 year-old-girl who is a neighbour of the accused.
It was learnt that on Monday evening that the accused had lured the victim to a nearby desolate place with the promise of a gift. As the victim was well acquainted with the accused she did not mind going with the accused to the place.
The victim told the police that the accused had touched her inappropriately in the desolate place. Somehow, the victim girl managed to free herself from the clutches of the accused. When she returned home she was traumatised and informed the matter to her family members.
The victim had also fallen ill. She was admitted to a local hospital for treatment. After coming to know about the ordeal that the victim girl had faced, her family members lodged a complaint at a local police station against the accused on the basis of which the police arrested the accused. The victim is still to recover the trauma that she had undergone on Monday.