On Wednesday, a 62-year-old temple priest was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Devanahalli. The priest allegedly sexually assaulted the 10-year-old girl at his daughter’s residence. The priest has been identified as 62-year-old Venkataramanappa. According to police, when he had gone to visit his daughter at around 4 pm in Devanahalli, he saw the 10-year-old girl playing outside.
Deputy Commissioner of North East Bengaluru, CK Baba, said that at around 4.30 pm, Venkataramanappa somehow managed to bring the girl inside his daughter’s house and sexually assaulted her. Further, DCP baba also mentioned that the girl and her family live in the neighborhood and so she often plays in the area.
After a while when the little 10-year-old girl did not come home her parents started looking for her. First, they went to the temple which was located near the accused’s daughter’s home and asked street vendors whether they had seen their daughter. One of the vendors informed the girl’s father that she had gone into the accused’s daughter’s house.