The incident came to light when the victim’s grandmother got worried about the girl who had gone missing after lunch and started searching for her in the neighbourhood. After much searching, she saw her grandchild sleeping with the accused, identified as Sudhir Bhable, in the neighbourhood.
Much to her horror, she noticed the four-year-old’s pant zip open and the accused sleeping close to her. The grandmother immediately notified the police, who later arrested Bhable. Senior Inspector Balkrishna Digambar Garule from RAK Marg police station, “We immediately arrested the accused after the victim’s grandmother filed a complaint with the police station.
After looking at her zip open she thought Bhable might have done something to her.” The minor was sent to JJ Hospital for a medical test whereas Bhable, the accused, has been booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent) and 376 (punishment of rape) of the Indian Penal Code.