Kolkata: A middle-aged man was arrested on charges of sexually harassing a minor at Bally in Howrah on Thursday late night.Police said it was on Thursday night when the man promised the girl of giving a toffee and took her to a deserted place. The man sexually harassed the girl. The victim somehow managed to flee the place and returned to her house in a traumatised state.She broke into tears when her parents enquired if anything had gone wrong. Later she revealed it to her parents, who lodged a complaint with the police. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsLocals also started agitating against the incident and police reached the spot soon after receiving the complaint and brought the situation under control. They demanded immediate arrest of the man.Locals did not allow the man to escape from the area and handed him over to the police when they reached the spot. Police have also visited the deserted place where the arrested man had taken the victim.Police initiated a probe in this connection. They have taken the statement of the victim’s parents. Police have also spoken to the locals to know whether they was anything suspicious in the behaviour of the arrested person. They are taking necessary steps to ensure that such incidents donot take place in the area again.