The Kurar police on Wednesday arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in Malad east.
According to officials at the Kurar police station, the elderly man is a neighbour of the victim. The incident came to light after the girl confided in her parents on Wednesday evening.
Based on the complaint given by the parents to the Kurar police station, the accused man lured the 12-year-old girl into his house and touched her inappropriately. The police said the accused also sexually assaulted the minor girl and threatened her against telling anyone about the incident.
The girl who is a school student stays with her family. The Kurar police have registered a case for sexually assaulting a minor girl against the accused under sections of Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
“We are trying to find the sequence of events. For now, we have arrested him based on the parents’ complaint. He will be produced before a metropolitan court for police custody,” said L Vhanmane, senior inspector at Kurar police station.