The Ghatkopar police arrested a 60-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl who went to his house for tuitions. The police said the girl lives in the same area as the accused and was taught by his wife.
The woman was not at home when the minor went there at 9.30 am. As there were other students present, the accused allegedly took the girl to his bedroom, where he molested her.
After the class ended at 11.30 am, the girl went home and narrated the incident to her mother, who immediately called her husband.
The two went to the tuition teacher’s house and fought with the accused. They then called the police. The minor’s father also spoke to the other students to determine what had happened, said the police.
The police registered an FIR in the afternoon, following which, the accused was arrested under sections of molestation under the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He will be produced before a sessions court on Thursday.