15-year-old boy held for mo­lesta­tion, re­leased

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A mi­nor boy was detained for mo­lest­ing an 11-year-old girl on Wed­nes­day at Shri­na­gar in Thane.

The Class 6 stu­dent and the 15-year-old boy, a first year ju­nior col­lege (FYJC) stu­dent in a Thane col­lege, know each other for a long time as they live in the same area.

On Tues­day, the girl went downs her build­ing to fill water from the com­mon tap.

While she was fill­ing the buck­ets, the boy came and started talk­ing to her. The girl ini­tially avoided him.

The boy forcibly took her to a cor­ner of the build­ing, say­ing he wanted to talk to her.

S Tun­gen­var, in­ves­ti­ga­tion officer from Shri­na­gar po­lice sta­tion, said, “He forcibly took her to an empty room and touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately.”

He also threat­ened the girl, warn­ing her not to tell any­one about the in­ci­dent.

The scared girl told her fam­ily about the in­ci­dent the next day. Her fam­ily first went to look for the boy.

They could not find him and then lodged a case against the mi­nor boy.

Tun­gen­var added, “We detained the boy on Wed­nes­day. He was sent to a re­mand home and later re­leased on bail.”

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