MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING SIX-YEAR-OLD
MUMBAI: A 26-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for molesting a six-year-old girl at Vikhroli.
The Parksite police claimed the girl’s mother saw the accused pulling her daughter’s hand and forcing her to go with him into a forest.
The mother alerted other neighbours and they caught the accused and handed him over to the police.
The accused, Dharmendra Nishad, a daily wage labourer, lives in Powai along with his family.
A police team that was on patrolling duty rushed to the spot after getting information and brought the accused to the police station.
“After recording the girl and her mother’s statement, we arrested the accused for molestation and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said senior inspector Rajendra Kulkarni of the Parksite police station.