20 Oct 2018: Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor
A minor girl was molested in Lakhisarai in Bihar after being made to consume liquor by a friend of hers and a 35-year-old man.
When asked whether the girl was raped, Lakhisarai Superintendent of Police, Kartikeya Sharma, said medical reports had not confirmed sexual assault.
The 35-year-old man Vinod Kumar, accused by the girl of molestation, has been booked under the POCSO Act.
Fact: Police trying to confirm if girl had consumed liquor
The victim's friend has also been arrested and investigations were on to confirm whether she had consumed liquor as well, the SP said. The sale and consumption of liquor in Bihar was completely banned by the Nitish Kumar government in April, 2016.
Details: Victim's friend took her to site saying they'd have fun
The incident occurred on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday when the girl had gone out to enjoy Durga Puja festivities.
The girl had accused her friend of having taken her to the site of the incident claiming to have been familiar with the place.
She alleged he asked her to join her on the building's roof where they would have some fun.
Molestation: Victim says her friend, Kumar forced her to drink liquor
The girl said Kumar, apparently known to her friend, was consuming liquor on the roof, Sharma said.
She also alleged that her friend and Kumar forced her to consume liquor as well, he said.
She added that when Kumar misbehaved with her she tried to run away but tripped and landed on the ground below, the SP said.
Fact: Girl found scantily-clad, bystanders suspected suicide attempt after molestation
The girl was found in a scantily-clad condition, near a three-story building, causing bystanders to suspect she had tried to commit suicide by jumping off the roof after being molested. As the news spread, locals went on the rampage demanding the arrest of the accused.