An additional sub-inspector (ASI) of Police in Kochi has gone underground after an IAS aspirant filed a complaint, alleging that the policeman had sexually harassed her. The police have booked ASI Naseer under POCSO Act.
The girl who is a classmate of Naseer’s son is studying at a civil service coaching centre in Kochi. According to the police, though the incident took place on April 28, the statement was recorded on May 2. She also gave her statement before the district magistrate.
The survivor alleged that Nasser tried to rape her inside the elevator of the institute. When she raised an alarm, Nasser squeezed her neck and mouth and threatened to kill her. The police said Section 164 of the IPC also has been included in the chargesheet in view of the confidential statement before the court. The girl and her family have received threats from Nasser and his men.
Meanwhile, civic groups have staged protests against the police for not arresting the accused. They allege that the police are trying to protect their fugitive colleague.