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Mumbai police on lookout for ‘LPG cylinder delivery man’ who sexually abused 3 kids in 3 months

Mumbai city news: The accused targeted children playing alone outside their homes, said police. He introduced himself as delivery man for LPG cylinders.

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 13:43 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan

The Navi Mumbai crime branch has formed three teams to find a man who allegedly sexually abused three children in the past three months.

According to the police, CCTV footage showed the accused abusing two nine-year-olds at Kharghar on April 13 and June 9. The police said the same man assaulted a few kids at other places such as Kandivli and Dindoshi.

The accused targeted children playing alone outside their homes, said police. He introduced himself as delivery man for LPG cylinders.

“He used to tell the children their parents had ordered a cylinder and he needed help in getting it to their homes. He would then thrust a paper containing a powder close to the child’s face. The children would lose control over their senses,” said a crime branch official.

“The accused used to take them to an isolated place and abuse them sexually. He used the same modus operandi in all cases that have come to us,” he said.

Tushar Doshi, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said, “Our teams are now searching for the accused. We hope to arrest him soon.”

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