Saturday, November 13, 2021

Pastor Uppalapati Ravindra Prasanna Kumar in Andhra arrested for sexually harassing minor SC girl in Church

Pastor in Andhra arrested for sexually harassing minor SC girl in Church

 https://thecommunemag.com/pastor-in-andhra-arrested-for-sexually-harassing-minor-sc-girl-in-church/ 

In yet another case of sexual harassment by the clergy in Church, a pastor in Andhra Pradesh has been arrested for sexually harassing minor girls from Scheduled Caste community.


Pastor Uppalapati Ravindra Prasanna Kumar is the head of Covenant Church & District President for National Christian Board, Andhra Pradesh Chapter. He had allegedly sexually exploited a girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste community within the Church premises.



The incident reportedly happened on 6th November 2021, but the police did not register FIR initially. The issue was then brought to attention of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) by Hindu Jana Shakti Vice President Prerna Thiruvaipati.

SC/ST Rights Forum, a legal advocacy organization had said that Sub-Inspector Maruthi had allegedly tried to ‘settle the matter’ by making the victim agree to a compromise.

However, upon the intervention of NCPCR, the pastor was arrested.

 A Joint Operation by SC ST Rights Forum and HINDU JANASHAKTI

Pastor Uppalapati Ravindra Prasanna Kumar (Settiveedu village) was arrested by Kurnool (AP) Police under POCSO Act for committing Sexual Harassment against Minor SC girls.
He is the head of Covenant Church & District President for National Christian Board, Andhra Pradesh Chapter.
Though incident happened on 6th Nov 2021, Police did not register FIR initially. It's alleged that Sub-Inspector Mr. Maruthi tried to 'settle the matter' by 'compromising both parties'.

Taking cognizance of the matter, Smt Prerna Thiruvaipati has written to the National Child Rights Commission following which he was arrested by Kurnool District Police.

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