Scientist held for molesting 9-yr-old girl

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Kendrapara: A senior scientist of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Kendrapara district was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to sexually assault a nine-year-old girl.

The accused has been identified as Atish Mahindra Mane.

According to sources, the accused lured the girl to the Krishi Vigyan Kendra premises and molested her on Sunday morning. However, the girl managed to give a slip and narrated the incident to her parents.

On the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s family, Kendrapara police registered a case and arrested the accused.

In the meanwhile, a team of officials from Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Bhubaneswar initiated a departmental inquiry into the allegation.

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