Man ar­rested for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing boy

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A 36-year-old man, who al­legedly sodom­ized a fiveyear-old boy on Wed­nes­day, has been ar­rested by the Khan­desh­war po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ac­cused Bab­u­lal Chowd­hary stayed in the same build­ing in Khanda Colony as with the vic­tim. He does var­i­ous odd jobs to earn his liveli­hood.

“Around 6.30pm on Wed­nes­day when the ac­cused met the boy play­ing alone, he took him to his house on the pre­text of show­ing him a pro­gramme on the tele­vi­sion. He closed the doors and win­dows and com­mit­ted the crime,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Khan­desh­war po­lice sta­tion.

Fol­low­ing an FIR reg­is­tered by the fa­ther we ar­rested the ac­cused within a few hours.

The po­lice have booked the ac­cused un­der sec­tion 377 (un­nat­u­ral of­fences) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) and sec­tions 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences (POSCO) Act, 2012. He has been re­manded to po­lice cus­tody for five days.

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