Puri, Dec 28 (LocalWire): A police constable was suspended for allegedly misbehaving with a minor girl on Srimandir premises, Puri police said on Saturday.
Constable Chhukesh Meher of IRB Ninth Battalion was detained by the Singhadwar police after a minor girl accused him of misbehaving with her. Later he was put under suspension as immediate action.
“Preliminary investigations revealed the allegations were genuine, following which he has been put under suspension,” said Puri Superintendent of Police Sarthak Sarangi.
According to police, a minor girl had come to visit Lord Jagannath, along with her parents.
When she was offering prayers near ‘Bhitara Katha’, Meher, deployed in temple security, allegedly touched her inappropriately, following which, she complained at Swargadwar police station.