18-year-old held for mo­lest­ing old woman

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Press Trust of In­dia let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: An 18-year-old youth from Kalyan was ar­rested on Satur­day for al­legedly mo­lest­ing an old woman in her house, po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent took place in the wee hours of Wed­nes­day when the woman, aged around 100 years, was alone at her house and sleep­ing in Gale­gaon vil­lage.

The ac­cused, who lives in the same neigh­bour­hood, sud­denly barged into the room and mo­lested her, Kalyan taluka po­lice sta­tion V R An­dale, said.

The youth, iden­ti­fied as Ak­shay Bo­rade, was ar­rested on Satur­day from the vil­lage.

He was booked un­der the In­dian Pe­nal Code sec­tions 354 (as­sault or crim­i­nal force to woman with in­tent to out­rage her mod­esty) and 451 (house­tres­pass).

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