Gram panchayat president allegedly attempts to rape woman, incident capture on CCTV


Bengaluru : A very shamefull incidence came in existence, where a Gram Panchayat president allegedly sexually abused a 35-year-old woman, a Group 'D' employee, at the panchayat office at Kestur near Maddur taluk of Mandya district, Karnataka, on Thursday evening. Chandrahasa has been charged with attempt to rape a woman, Chandrahasa (30), the accused was caught on camera trying to molest the victim. However, he has been arrested now.

The members after watching the footage lodged a complaint with Kestur police and demanded disqualification of his membership. Chandra has been working as a Group D employee in the gram panchayat for over six years. The incident occurred in the office after working hours at around 6 pm on Thursday, but the woman managed to escape. When she returned for work in the morning, she told fellow employees who then confronted Chandrahasa, who reportedly claimed that he had only asked her to sweep the floor.

However, upon checking the CCTV footage of the office, they saw that Chandrahasa was attempting to drag the woman while she attempted to free herself from his grip. Within minutes of the pushing and pulling Chandrahasa lifted her and walked behind the camera. After seeing the footage, the panchayat employees then thrashed him before handing him over to the police. Now police arrested the Chandrahasa, and investigation is on.