Mangaluru, Apr 6: The caretaker of an orphanage at Ullala Noorani orphanage and Dharul Maskin child care center at Kumpala in Dakshina Kannada district has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy, police said on Tuesday.
The arrested person has been identified as Ayyub (52), belonging to Konaje near here, they said.
A case under POCSO has been registered.
City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar told reporters here that the arrest was made based on the revelations made by the boy during an awareness programme for inmates of child care centres and orphanages within the Mangaluru commissionerate limits.
During the programme, children were made aware of various aspects relating to physical and sexual abuse and child rights.
The commissioner said 20 such instances have come to light and investigations are in progress.
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Bengaluru, Apr 20: Karnataka has reported its biggest single day spike of 21,794 COVID-19 cases and 149 related fatalities, taking the total caseload 11.98 lakh and the toll to 13,646, the Health department said on Tuesday.
The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 19,067 cases on Sunday.
Out of the 21,794 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 13,782 were from Bengaluru Urban alone.
The day also saw 4,571 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Cumulatively 11,98,644 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 13,646 deaths and 10,25,821 discharges,the Health department said in a bulletin.
Out of 1,59,158 active cases, 1,58,407 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 751 are in Intensive Care Units.
Among 149 deaths reported on Tuesday, 92 were from Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural (13), Bidar and Kalaburagi (7), Ballari (5), followed by others.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 13,782, Tumakuru 1,055, Kalaburagi 818, Mysuru 699, Bengaluru Rural 513, Dakshina Kannada 482, followed by others.
Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases, with a total of 5,70,035, followed by Mysuru 63,018 and Ballari 42,745.
Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 4,49,889, followed by Mysuru 57,745 and Ballari 39,829.
A total of over 2,38,64,354 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,47,488 were done on Tuesday alone.
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