A 28-year-old man has been arrested for molesting and attempting to rape a seven-year-old girl in the common toilet of a Worli chawl. Accused threatened survivor before fleeing
On Saturday, the Crime Branch Unit 3 arrested a 28-year-old for molesting and attempting to rape a seven-year-old girl in a Worli chawl.
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The accused, Peermohammad Vakil Abbasi is a resident of Ambedkar Nagar. Sources say he claimed to be lonely after his wife left him two months ago, and would often visit brothels.
On Thursday morning, on his way to the common toilet in the chawl, Abbasi spotted the girl outside her home. He lured her into the toilet and molested her. Before fleeing, he threatened to harm her if she spoke out. Scared, the girl went straight to school. In the evening, she narrated the incident to her family. On Friday, the family registered an FIR at the Worli police station. DCP Dhananjay Kulkarni (crime) said, “Investigations revealed Abbasi is the prime suspect. We went to his home to arrest him but he had gone missing.”
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Unit 3 in-charge Sunil Mane said, “We arrested him on Saturday morning after receiving a tip-off that he was to meet one of his friends in Jijamata Nagar, Worli Naka.”
A police officer said, “He confessed to the crime during interrogation.”