Mumbai Crime: 50-year-old man in Agripada molests daughter's minor friend

Updated: Feb 25, 2020, 15:54 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

During the investigation, it was revealed that the victim used to visit the accused's house to play with the latter's children

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This picture has been used for representational purposes only

In a shocking incident, the Agripada police arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl from her neighbourhood. The incident came to light when the victim's parents took their child in confidence and she revealed the ordeal to her parents. Post which, the parents appraoched the Agripada police station and filed a complaimt agaimst the accused.

While speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Senior inspector Sabalram Agwane said the accused has been booked under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act along with Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).

The accused was produced in a specail court by the Agripada police where they sought his custody. According to police officials, the victim lives with her family at a housing society in the Kalapani area of Agripada and studies in a nearby school. The accused also lives in the same neighbourhood

"The accused is married and lives with his wife and three children. He is unemployed and mostly stays at home," an officer from the Agripada police station said. During the investigation, it was revealed that the victim used to visit the accused's house to play with the latter's children.

However, during one of the days, a few neighbours observed the man inappropriately touching the minor girl and informed her parents. On Monday, the girl returned home in the evening, after playing with other children.

It is when her mother took her daughter into confidence that she narrated her ordeal to her parents. The victim narrated the entire incidet and also said what the 'uncle' used to do to her. "The parents were shocked to hear what that man was doing with their daughter," the officer said.

After the victim's parents filed a complaint against the accused, he was arrested by the Agripada police on the same night. The police also recorded the statement of the victim.

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