45-year-old shopkeeper held for molesting minor
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.