Shame in Puri temple! Servitor arrested for molesting woman devotee

Puri: In yet another shameful incident in Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, a servitor was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman devotee on the temple premises.

He has been identified as Santosh Kar, a servitor of Ballava ritual, Gokul Chandra Das, Singhadwar police IIC said.

“She lodged a complaint, alleging that the servitor touched her private parts with bad intention at Nata Mandap. He has been arrested and forwarded to court” the IIC said.

The woman, a resident of Berhampur had visited the shrine yesterday with her family. Santosh allegedly molested her in the pretext of performing puja for her and family members at Nata Mandap.

Earlier on May 20, a devotee from Maharashtra was injured after being attacked by two servitors inside the temple as he refused to give them dakhina. He had also lodged a complaint with police in this connection.


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