A rickshaw puller was arrested on a charge molesting three-year-old girl while taking her to a school here on Friday morning.
The accused has been identified as Bhim Singh, 40, who ferries students of a private school here on his rickshaw daily.
As per details, local residents spotted the accused molesting the girl, a student of nursery class, as soon as he picked her from her house. Thereafter, they thrashed him and reported the matter to police, who booked him under Section 354 (outraging modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The victim's parents accused the school authorities of ignoring the issue despite repeated complaints against the accused. Members of the victim's family told mediapersons that they were suspicious of Bhim's activities and had asked the school management to change the rickshaw puller for the students, but their pleas had fallen on deaf ears.
Gaurav Sharma, station house officer (SHO), said: “The accused was arrested on the spot and we have started investigation.”