Mumbai Crime: Cab driver held for repeatedly molesting schoolgirl

Every day, the molester would drop the other students home first and then molest the 11-yr-old in the vehicle; the girl got fed up of the abuse and complained to her parents

In yet another case of child sexual abuse, a cab driver was arrested for repeatedly molesting an 11-year-old girl before dropping her home every day. According to the survivor, the driver would ferry her and some other children home from school, and after he had dropped all the other kids, he would sexually abuse her in his vehicle.

According to the cops, the girl lived far from the school and was the last one to be dropped home, a fact that the accused took advantage of. But on Monday, she finally complained to her parents about the repeated abuse. When her father learnt about it, he immediately went to teach a lesson to the driver, who lived in the same neighbourhood.

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He was further shocked when he saw a lewd message had been traced in the dust on the driver’s vehicle, and dragged the accused to the police station. The Vakola police arrested the accused driver, Datta Gaikwad the same day.

“We are conducting further investigation in this case and are trying to find out whether Datta Gaikwad did similar acts with other schoolgirls,” said a police officer, adding that the accused was married with children.

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