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Johannesburg – The first complainants in the Tembisa serial rapist’s trial testified in the high court in Joburg on Thursday, but the proceedings were held in camera to spare the women any humiliation.
Shocking details have emerged about 28-year-old Mallikarjuna, a serial child molester and rapist from Kalaburagi who had been arrested by the Sanjaynagar police for raping a 13-year-old girl on March 11.
During his interrogation, he has confessed that he had sexually assaulted the girl thrice after he lured her to an abandoned building in Rajanukuntte on the pretext of taking her to a lavish wedding feast on March 2.
Police have recovered numerous selfies of Mallikarjuna with established Sandalwood stars.
Mallikarjuna has told the cops that he arrived in the city from Kalaburagi about five years back to try his luck in Sandalwood as a hero and had been struggling ever since to get a break in the industry.
BM on March 14 had reported about Mallikarjuna’s arrest from Kalaburagi and also how he used to prowl Sanjaynagar and RR Nagar localities looking for potential victims.
However, Sanjaynagar police are having a tough time convincing the rape survivor and her family to get their statement recorded as part of preparing a watertight chargesheet against him.
“Mallikarjuna used to lure kids from the city to isolated spots in the outskirts and sexually exploit them. We contacted the survivor’s family to get the statement of the girl recorded but they are not keen to return to the city. The accused had raped the 13-year-old girl after taking her to a dilapidated building at Rajanukuntte under the false promise of getting her a sumptuous wedding meal,” said a senior officer involved in the probe.
Mallikarjuna had identified the girl as an easy prey and in fact gone to her home on March 2 along with another small boy from the locality.
He then told her that he was taking both of them to the feast and the girl unsuspectingly went with him on his bike. En route he had stopped near a medical store to buy contraceptives and had told the victim that they were bandage.
Even the victim had given similar statements at the time of registering the rape complaint, a few days back. Mallikarjuna had even got her chocolates asking her not to disclose anything. But as she had gone missing, her parents had already filed a missing case.
“After the accused was arrested, we had taken him to the place where he had raped the victim. A pair of clothes and a contraceptive was recovered from the house. We have sought permission for the DNA tests to match the traces of the semen found on the recovered items,” police said.
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