Tempo driver held for sexually harassing girl

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

PUNE: The Sangvi police on Sunday arrested a 55-year old tempo driver for sexually harassing an eight-year-old girl in a housing society in Pimple Saudagar.Assistant inspector S A Nikumbh said, “The suspect is a resident of Tathawade. He had gone to the housing society on Sunday afternoon to deliver some goods.”Nikumbh said the girl was playing with other children on the society’s premises. The suspect was picked up later in the night.The driver was arrested under section 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. “The suspect, who was waiting near his vehicle, called the girl on the pretext of giving her a chocolate and sexually harassed her,” he added.The girl, who was shocked, immediately ran to her house and informed her mother about the incident. Her mother, then, lodged a complaint with the police.

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