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Mumbai man arrested for sexually assaulting 2 minor boys

According to the police, the boys, aged 10 and 12, lived with their parents at Vile Parle while the accused,a vehicle cleaner, was their neighbour

mumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2017 01:29 IST
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The boys did not confide in their parents, said police.
The boys did not confide in their parents, said police.(HT)

A 35-year-old man was recently arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two brothers in Vile Parle (East).

According to the police, the boys, aged 10 and 12, lived with their parents at Vile Parle while the accused,a vehicle cleaner, was their neighbour.

The incident came to light on Friday when the boys were at their Santacruz (west) school. The police said they confided in one of their teachers after which a case was registered at Santacruz police station.

“As the incident took place in Vile Parle jurisdiction, the case was transferred there,” said Laxman Chavan, senior inspector at the Vile Parle police station.

The police said the cleaner sexually assaulted them at his home after he lured them with chocolates. The boys did not confide in their parents, said police. The accused would often visit their house and the boys also used to visit his house.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused lured the boys by giving them chocolates and took them to his house. It has been learnt that the accused targeted one boy and then after a while started abusing the other,” said another officer.

The police have registered a case under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code along with sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

On Thursday, the crime branch held a 31-year-old driver from Telangana after he sexually assaulted two boys in Kandivli at a knifepoint in June.

Another incident came to light on August 2, when a 16-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by 15 boys at a deserted under-construction site in Andheri (West).

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