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Mumbai police arrest man from Telangana for sexually assaulting two minor boys

Salim Madhark Shaikh, a native of Koratla district in Telangana, had been staying in Poiser for the past few years, said the police.

mumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2017 23:58 IST
Manish K Pathak

The police arrested a 30-year-old man from Telangana for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor boys at knifepoint in Kandivli in June. Salim Madhark Shaikh, a native of Koratla district in Telangana, had been staying in Poiser for the past few years, said the police. He is a driver. He was brought to Mumbai from Kortala on August 3.

The boys, who are in school, were known to Shaikh.

According to the police, Shaikh sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy from Kandivli in the first week of June and later he targeted a nine-year-old boy in the same area. He used the same modus operandi to lure the boys. “He invited both the boys to his house to watch movies. Upon reaching home, he forced the boys to perform sexual acts. When the boys resisted his sexual advances, he would hit them and threatened at knife point,” said police officer.

The incident came to light the nine-year-old boy revealed his ordeal to his parents. The parents approached the Kandivli police on June 15 and a case was registered under Section 377 (unnatural sex) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. After getting to know about the FIR, Shaikh fled the city.

A police went to Koratla and found that Shaikh was working in hotel. “We arrested him. He has confessed to the crime. He was brought to Mumbai on Thursday and handed over to the Kandivli police for further inquiry,” said a crime branch officer.

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