Hyderabad: A choreographer working in the film industry allegedly tried to molest a Class VII girl at Manikonda on Friday night. The choreographer, K. Venkata Krishna Kishore, barged into the girl’s house, grabbed her hand, and said that he wanted to marry her. Her father came to her rescue. He was injured when Kishore assaulted him and fled.
Meanwhile, the Balala Hakkula Sangham demanded that the government departments concerned with child safety should organise ‘Good Touch, Bad Touch’ awareness camps for both girls and boys during the summer holidays.
Police said the victim, a 13-year-old girl, who studies at a private school in Manikonda and her parents stay at Chitrapuri Colony. The suspect, Venkata Krishna Kishore, stays in a flat opposite the girl’s house along with his wife and two children. The girl used to visit his home to play with his kids and to watch him teaching dance. Police said that Kishore started troubling the girl saying he wanted to marry her. Coming to know this her parents asked her not to visit his house.
On Ugadi day as the girl was at home with her parents, he barged into their house, grabbed her hands and said that he wants to marry her. Her parents warned him to stay away from their daughter. On Friday night, when the girl was at home, he again barged into the house, caught hold of her hand and tried to force her to marry him. He also tried to drag her out. Her parents heard her screaming and rushed to her rescue.
“When her father, a driver, came to rescue her, Kishore hit him with an iron pipe on the head and fled,” SI Y. Ramesh said. The father was injured seriously and was rushed to hospital. He is now out of danger. Based on a complaint from the girl’s mother, police booked a case for outraging the modesty of a girl, under Pocso and also for inflicting injury using a weapon. Police teams are now trying to nab Kishore.