Ranchi/Dhanbad: The police have registered an FIR against former Congress minister Mannan Mallick after a minor girl accused him of inappropriate behaviour and assault, the police said on Sunday.
The FIR was registered last night after the 13-year-old girl approached officials of the Child Welfare Committee through an NGO after leaving Mallick’s house at Doranda 15 days ago.
The girl from Dhanbad used to stay at the ex-MLA’s house to look after his ailing wife, the police said.
She alleged that she was beaten up, subjected to inappropriate behaviour and levelled various other charges against Mallick.
The disaster management minister in the erstwhile Hemant Soren ministry was not available for comment.
Meanwhile, BJP activists led by Dhanbad Sadar MLA Raj Sinha demonstrated near the Dhanbad collectorate demanding Mallick’s immediate arrest and also burnt his effigy.
Sinha defeated Mallick in the last Assembly election.