Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)
Puttur, Oct 7: At a time when an SDPI leader was participating in a protest condemning the alleged gang rape incident said to have taken place at Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, his son was arrested on the charge of harassing a Dalit woman. This incident happened at Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district.
The arrested happens to be Mohammed Faizal. He is a resident of Chikkamudnoor village near Puttur. He was taken into custody by the Andhra Pradesh police on Tuesday October 6. It is said that Faizal got introduced to a lady from Andhra Pradesh through Instagram. It is said that the acquaintance between the two turned into a love affair and resulted in a physical relationship. It is alleged that the youngster threatened the lady with uploading her photographs in social websites.
The lady complained to the police of her state about this harassment. The Andhra police who visited Puttur on Tuesday took him away. His father Abdul Hameed Salmara is a leader of SDPI. He had participated in the protest held on Tuesday to condemn the gang rape which allegedly happened at Hathras.
The fact that his son got arrested for sexual harassment at a time he himself was protesting against rape of a woman has now put the father in an awkward position.