Anantapur: A 25 year-old man went absconding after impregnating a minor girl by promising to marry her at Ramagiri Thanda in Anantapur district. When the girl consulted a doctor complaining of a stomach ache, she was found to be pregnant.

The girl's parents lodged a complaint with the Pamidi police after she said that she became physically intimate with one Ashok Naik. According to the complaint, she visited Sevaghadh to pay obeisance to the Banjara diety there and chanced to meet Ashok Naik of Venkatampally in Vajrakarur mandal there. The two got involved in a relationship and met several times. Naik had originally promised to marry the girl, but after a point began avoiding her.

Police booked a case under POCSO, section 420 of IPC and 376, according to SI Ravishankar Reddy.