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Udupi: Sexual harassment of boys - journalist faces 21 cases

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP/UM)

Udupi, Dec 3: Journalist Chandra K Hemmady, against whom cases of sexual harassment of young boys have been pouring in, now faces a total of 21 cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The complaints have been filed in different police stations.

On Sunday December 2, two complaints were received in Gangolli station while another complaint was filed in Kollur station. With this, the number of similar complaints lodged against the journalist stand at 15 in Byndoor, three in Gangolli, and one each in Kundapur, Kollur and Kandlur stations. The police expect several more complaints to be received in the coming days.

The journalist's sexual escapades had hogged the limelight after first of such cases was filed in respect of a young boy student of a school near Byndoor. It is said that Chandra used to visit various schools and misused the children to satiate his lust in the guise of teaching the children and giving them training in music. Boys from a number of schools in Kundapur and Byndoor taluks have now come forward and complained against him now.

The journalist was remanded to three-day police custody first. At the expiry of this period, he was produced in the court on Monday December 3. The judge extended his custody till December 17.

Vijaya Vasu Poojary, prosecutor, speaking to media said that 21 cases under POCSO is the first in history against a same person.  Till now Chandra Hemmady has not applied for any bail.

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  • Joyce, MANGALORE

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Such people are very dangerous to society. If given bail or release from jail they can commit same offence more severe way specially in country like India where kids are not aware of sexual assault.
    Being a kid many of us have experienced sexual abuse in city buses from mostly people whom we trusted and our parents had high regards for.
    We could not say any bad things about such perverts while they continued to abuse us specially in rush hours of morning.I remember a guy who used to rub his hands to all college girls chests and we discussed with each other with anger.Perverts can be present even in our own families in the form of cousins and uncles.Parents ...please educate your kids and be aware of your kids whereabouts.Please do not allow them to be alone with anyone .Teach them what is sexual abuse and respecting once personal space.

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  • James Philip D sa, Belman/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    "Till now Chandra Hemmady has not applied for any bail".....when the murderers get bail what is the problem for this guy?? he will also come out with the bail and enjoy the rest of his life.. this is Indian law...shame on the law makers.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Hang this Pervert ...

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Sadist!!! if proved guilty, to be hanged. He is not fit to live with us...or even with animals

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    These antisocial elements to be jailed for the heinous crime committed.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    The political linkage of the alleged/accused journalist could reveal the think tank to whom he belong...!!!! very heinous/ condemning deeds/acts...,

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  • Damodar, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    very brave of these children to come forward and complain. Hope this guy rots in jail.
    When i was a child, I remember 2 or 3 men who used to come in the city bus every morning, and ask the children to sit on their lap, and then used to slowly caress our pen...
    A bunch of us friends told each other and then avoided sitting on their lap, but none of us complained to anyone. We never knew it was sexual harassement then, but were just ashamed of it. It's good that now children are aware of it, and go ahead and complain.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    I was also victim of such abuse...At an age when we didn't know what is abuse.
    Hope you have come out of the trauma as it's a challenge.
    We need to protect our kids

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