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Maharashtra: Cop booked for molesting 22-year-old woman in Nagpur

Updated on: 19 May,2024 10:14 PM IST  |  Nagpur
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In her complaint, the woman said the cop was in touch with her on the pretext of helping her prepare for competitive exams

Maharashtra: Cop booked for molesting 22-year-old woman in Nagpur

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A Maharashtra cop has been reportedly booked for allegedly molesting a 22-year-old woman in Nagpur, a police official said on Sunday, reported the PTI.


The cop, a police inspector from Maharashtra's Akola district was booked by the police for allegedly molesting the woman, the official said.


According to the PTI, the police official was identified as Dhananjay Sayre (53), posted at Khadan police station in Akola district in Maharashtra, is an acquaintance of the woman's father.


In her complaint, the woman said Sayre was in touch with her on the pretext of helping her prepare for competitive exams. She grew suspicious when Sayre frequently called her and asked her to stay with him for guidance, as per the PTI.

The woman then stopped communicating with Sayre.

The policeman traced the young woman's location and arrived in Nagpur on Saturday. When she stepped out for work, he followed her for some distance and grabbed her hand. Sayre fled the scene after she raised an alarm, the official said, the news agency reported.

Acting on the woman's complaint, the Nandanvan police in the city booked Sayre for molestation, the official added, the PTI reported.

Woman robbed after miscreants throw chemical powder on her in Thane; two booked

A woman was allegedly robbed after two miscreants flung a chemical substance on her in Maharashtra's Thane district. The police have booked two unidentified persons in connection with the matter, the police said on Sunday, reported the PTI.

The duo allegedly stole her bag containing a laptop, police said.

A case under section 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan on Saturday, an official said.

The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Mumbai, was on her way to meet her friend in Kalyan at night when two miscreants followed her from the railway station and flung some chemical powder at her. They then snatched her bag and fled the scene, he said, according to the PTI.

The woman was injured in the attack and was administered first aid at a hospital, he said.

(with PTI inputs)

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