Thane: 26-year-old man arrested for molestation, acid attack threat

A 26-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly molesting and threatening a 20-year-old girl here, police said today.

Accused Manojkumar Baburam Yadav was arrested last night on the complaint of the victim, after she was forced to get married to him this week, PSI Kalyani Patil of Kapurbawdi police station told PTI.

According to police, the accused and the victim were residents of Manorama Nagar locality here. The man tried to woo the girl and took away her school as well as medical certificates and began threatening her with acid attacks if she did not fulfil his demands.

Yadav then took the victim to a lodge and molested her. He also videographed the act and threatened to circulate the clips if she did not marry him, the complaint said.

The police have charged the alleged accused under sections 380 (theft), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and also 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and further investigations are underway, Patil said.

The police are now trying to trace the certificates snatched from the girl.

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