Kundapur: Girl accuses college youth of assaulting her

Kundapur: Girl accuses college youth of assaulting her

Kundapur, Feb 4: A girl has complained to the Kundapur police alleging that she was abused and assaulted by a youth from a college.

The complainant, Sujatha (20), daughter of Paddu and Ganapa from Kavradi Paduvalthur, was allegedly assaulted by Keerthan Shetty.

Sujatha is a resident of Dalit colony in Paduvalthur and works for a cashew factory . The eight families who reside in the colony are dependent on a public well for their drinking water needs.
When Sujatha had gone to fetch water from the well after her work on Tuesday, Keerthan Shetty who was playing volleyball with others in the government school ground allegedly assaulted her and used abusive words, including insulting her caste.

There have been conflicts between youngsters who come to play volleyball at the ground and the locals, who often complain that that the ball would hit them when they go to fetch water from the well. The issue has remained unresolved. On the said day, the ball hit Sujatha upon which she expressed her displeasure. But Keerthan in turn went to the extent of assaulting her, she claimed.

It is alleged that the assault was so severe that Sujatha had fallen unconscious and her mother Paddu and the relatives took her to Kundapur government hospital for treatment.

Kundapur police have taken the statement from the victim, and also summoned Keerthan for inquiry. A case is yet to be registered.



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