Puri: In a shameful incident, a servitor of Puri Jagannath temple was arrested by the Singhadwar police here on Sunday for allegedly sexually harassing a girl inside the Srimandir premises.
The arrested servitor has been identified as Santosh Kara, a Ballabha servitor of the shrine.
According to sources, The victim, a resident of Berhampur in Ganjam district, had come to the temple with her mother. The accused servitor misbehaved with the girl and her mother near the Natya Mandap at around 2 pm yesterday. The accused also touched the girl inappropriately.
The victim filed a complaint at Singhadwar police station in this regard. Acting on the complaint the police arrested the accused and later produced him before the Puri SDJM Court.
A case under 341, 354 A of the IPC has been registered against the accused.
“We arrested the accused and later forwarded him to court. A case under 341, 354 A of the IPC has been registered against the servitor,” said Gokula Chandra Das, IIC, Singhadwar police station.