45-year-old shop­keeper held for mo­lest­ing mi­nor

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI - Advitya Bahl cor­re­spon­dent@dnain­dia.net

A 45-year-old man has been ar­rested for al­legedly sex­u­ally mo­lest­ing a 10-year-old girl in the San­jay Na­gar area on Sun­day. The po­lice have sent the ac­cused to jail on Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as San­jay Agar­wal, a shop­keeper by pro­fes­sion. He had al­legedly mo­lested the girl who had come to his shop to buy things.

The po­lice said, ac­cord­ing to the vic­tim’s fa­ther, the girl had gone to a nearby shop to buy goods re­lated to Pooja. There she was al­legedly sex­u­ally mo­lested by the shop owner Agar­wal. “The vic­tim came back home and nar­rated the or­deal to her fa­ther about Agar­wal sex­u­ally mo­lest­ing her by pulling her in­side the shop and tried to re­move her clothes when no one was present. The fam­ily went to speak to Agar­wal about the in­ci­dent, on which the shop­keeper had a quar­rel with the fam­ily,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer.

Lo­cals had to in­ter­vene and bring the sit­u­a­tion under the con­trol. Later, the fam­ily mem­bers in­formed the po­lice about the in­ci­dent and po­lice reached the spot. They ar­rested the ac­cused based on the com­plaint given by the girl’s fa­ther.

“We have booked Agar­wal under Sec­tions 354A (sex­ual ha­rass­ment), 323 (pun­ish­ment for vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt), 504 (in­ten­tional in­sult with the in­tent to pro­voke breach of the peace), 506 (crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code. ,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer.

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