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Female Priest Arrested: Why was Puri Female Priest Arrested?


Female Priest Arrested: Why was Puri Female Priest Arrested? One such offensive news draws the attention of the media and forces everyone to think about the safety of girls. However, the Indian government made several strict rules for the safety of women and children but it seems like culprits and criminals do not care about it and are not even scared. That’s why one such news coming from the South part of India shames humanity. According to the police, on Saturday, 9th October 2021, a priest was apprehended for allegedly molesting a girl who is around 12-year-old. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Female Priest Arrested

Female Priest Arrested

This serious offence has happened on the premises of the popular Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri town. This shaming incident took place when the girl who is from Hyderabad was offering prayers at a smaller temple on the premises of the 12th-century holy place. In the report, it is mentioned that she was alone in Bamana temple whereas her parents were inside the main temple. There are around 136 smaller temples on the premises of the Shree Jagannath Temple.

As per the FIR registered by the sufferer parents at Singhadwar police station, when the incident took place the girl ran out of the Bamana temple crying and informed the entire incident to her mother. After the complaint was lodged, the priest was detained on Friday, 8th October 2021 and apprehended at the time of the day. The police have also informed the chief welfare committee about this shaming incident. After lodging the FIR, the statement of the girl has been recorded prior to a magistrate and legal action is being taken against the culprit, according to the Superintendent of Police, Kanwar Vishal Singh.

Why was Puri Female Priest Arrested?

The name of the accuser is Sangram Dash (27-year-old) on Saturday. Dash allegedly performed the offence when the minor girl was offering prayer and no other devotees were present when the serious and alleged offence has happened. Her parents were waiting outside the Bamana temple when she ran out shrieking and narrated the entire incident to them. Dash was arrested under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) act.

Superident of the Police of Puri, K V Singh, stated that the police took the matter very seriously. “All requisite legal actions were promptly taken,”. Taking strong note of the incident, Puri Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has written a letter to the temple body and district administration to take serious actions and steps for the safety of children and women on the premises of the temple.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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