Puri: A police inspector was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a minor girl in a Puri-bound train on Saturday, railway police said.
The incident took place in the wee hours when Santosh Mallick, Inspector, CID-Special Branch in Cuttack, was travelling to Puri for Rathyatra duty in Jagannath Express, Railway DSP Pandab Mohanty said.
The nine-year-old girl travelling with her family from Kolkata was asleep when the accused, stated to be in an inebrieted state, allegedly outraged her modesty, he said quoting the FIR lodged by the girl`s mother.
The minor`s family members and co-passengers woke up at the scream of the girl and caught the police official who was in plain clothe, the DSP said adding that the inspector was also allegedly beaten up by passengers.
The accused was arrested after he was handed over to Government Railway Police (GRP) here. The police inspector on the other hand has lodged a complaint against some passengers for assaulting him, he said.