MANGALURU: The additional district and sessions judge FTSC-1 (POCSO) in Mangaluru sentenced an accused, who was a police constable with the District Armed Reserve (DAR), to life imprisonment for abetting the suicide of a minor girl.
The court sentenced the convict, 35-year-old Praveen Salian, to undergo imprisonment for life and pay a fine of Rs 10,000 after the accusation of sexual harassment and abetting the suicide of a minor girl on him was proved. The court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of three years.
A death note was found on the table in the room in which it was stated that the accused Praveen, working as a police constable at Pandeshwar, was responsible for her suicide. Praveen reportedly had come in contact with the girl through Facebook.
The girl committed suicide by hanging herself. A death note was found in which it was stated that the accused Praveen, working as a police constable, was responsible for her suicide. Based on her mother’s complaint, a case was registered at Ullala police station on June 10, 2015.
Praveen had blackmailed the victim of ruining her reputation in case she failed to give him Rs 1 lakh. He had allegedly shared inappropriate pictures and messages with the victim. (ANI)