Situation turns tense in Vikhroli with Hindu organisations protesting outside police station
Protesters outside Parksite police station. Pic/Rajesh Gupta
The Parksite Police has nabbed a minor for allegedly sexually assaulting a 30-year-old woman on Friday night. The survivor is a constable attached to the Local Arms Unit.
The incident occurred around 9.30 pm on Friday. The constable, a resident of Vikhroli, was walking with her cousin and friend towards her uncle’s house for dinner, when an unknown person came from behind and groped her. Her friend and cousin immediately got hold of the person, but two men riding a bike accosted them. They got hold of the accused, slapped him, and asked him to leave at once.
After the incident, the woman registered an offence against the unknown person. “Teams were formed to track the offender,” said DCP (Zone 7) Purushottam Karad, adding, “We spotted the suspect in footage from one of the CCTV cameras.”
Based on the footage, the police nabbed a minor living in Vikhroli on Saturday. He has been booked under various sections of the IPC. Meanwhile, news of the incident went viral, with many claiming that the accused who groped the woman was part of an Eid procession. Hindu organisations protested on Saturday morning urging arrest of the culprit.
As a preventive measure, additional manpower of the local arms division, Riot Contol Force, Home Guard were positioned at sensitive points in Vikhroli West. At the time of going to press, the police also managed to trace the men on the bike. They have been made co-accused in the case.
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