Mangaluru: Bus driver gets 20 years jail, fined for sexually harassing minor girl

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 22: Additional sessions and FTSC-2 (POCSO) court of the city sentenced a man, accused of sexual harassment of minor to 20 years in prison.

Dayananda Danannavar (30), a bus driver by profession and resident of Marakada near Kavoor, is the accused who is convicted by the court.

Dayananda got acquainted with a 13-year-old girl through Instagram. He asked her to come with him for outing on January 27, 2022. But the girl had denied accompanying him. Even then, he forced the girl and took her in an auto rickshaw on January 28 to a lodge in Hampankatta and sexually assaulted her and dropped her back home.

Dayananda also threatened the victim that he will kill her if she confided the matter to her parent. But the girl boldly conveyed the matter to her parents, who in turn filed complaint with women police station.

Justice Radhakrishna, who conducted the inquiry, pronounced accused Dayananda as guilty and sent him to 20 years in prison and also slapped fine of Rs 50,000. If the convict fails to pay the fine, then he has to undergo further four month of prison sentence.

The judge also ordered to provide Rs three lac compensation to the victim, out of which Rs one lac need to be released immediately for her education and rest Rs two lac to be kept in FD in nationalized bank.

Inspector of women police station S H Bajantri and Revati conducted the interrogation and filed chargesheet in the court. Special public prosecutor Venkataramana Swamy C argued for the prosecution.






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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    But there is no punishment like Jail, if they kill any Pedestrian or scooterist. Very funny.

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    If we have such fast actions and punishing the guilty, i am sure there shall be no pending cases left in the next 2 yrs.

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  • jacintha, shirva

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    sanskari babu after 20 yrs

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Don't give him bail or parole at any cost. These criminals should rot in jails. Hope all the criminals get punished which is not happening in India due to political and money influence.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    it is a rape case.... sex with minor... the lodge people also should be punished....

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    first good thing is that accused is not from bhakts will get into rat holes....second is that there is some suspicion on the girl as she is 13 and did not inform the parents when she was having affair with this driver on he can force her to come in autorickshaw? some links are missing...

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    At growing age between 12 to 18 girls are adolescent and vulnerable.... Taking advantage of that innocence is akin to murder.... This is a lenient judgement...

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  • Mohan, Dubai

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Good decision given by the judge . 🙏

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    This is a good news in the morning

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