Bantwal: Vighnesh, a youth from Punacha village in the taluk, has been accused of harassing a PUC girl with persistent calls on her mobile in the recent past.
In spite of being warned, he continued his mischief. On Jan 26, while she was alone at home, he reportedly tried to sexually assault and also warned her that he would kill her, should she reveal the matter to anyone.
A complaint has been filed in the Vittal police station in this regard. The police have registered cases relating to trespass into house, POCSO and excesses against ST-ST. The man is said to be absconding and the police are looking for him.