GP Vice President booked for attempting to molest college girl

KUNDAPUR : A complaint has been lodged with Shankernarayana Police against the Vice President of the Yedamoge Gram Panchayat on the charges of trying to molest a college girl on the pretext of giving her a lift while she was waiting for bus to go home from college.
The accused has been identified as Balachandra Kulal (36). The girl, a degree student was waiting for the bus at Shankernarayana bus stop when the accused who arrived by a Maruti Omni stopped the car near her and asked her to step in. When she refused, he mentioned the names of the girl’s relatives and claimed that he was close to them.
Believing him, the girl sat in the car when the accused reportedly passed on his mobile number to her and then tried to molest her when the girl raised a cry. Sensing danger, the accused dropped the girl a little afar from her house after warning her against divulging the matter before anyone.
The girl’s parents on coming to know about the incident lodged a complaint. When the police called the number which the accused gave to the girl, it came to light that he was a GP Vice President.
Investigations are in progress.