A 30-year-old was arrested on charges of molesting a 17-year-old college student on Sunday.
According to the Vinobha Bhave Nagar police, the girl was returning from her tuition classes on Saturday evening when the incident took place.
The victim, who is a resident of Kurla (West), had stopped at the Rambachan chawl, a few blocks from her house, to chat with her friend when Nawad Shahafat Ansari approached her. The accused too stays in the same area, the police said.
The victim, a student of a Wadala-based college, was engaged in conversation with her friend when Ansari took advantage of the lonely area and allegedly tried to molest her.
“The girl tried to defend herself and also raised an alarm. Ansari, however, threatened her and fled from the spot,” said police inspector Shashikant Mane. On Sunday, the victim’s mother approached the police and registered a complaint against Ansari, who is known to the girl.
“Acting on the complaint, we arrested Ansari on the charge of molestation. We will produce him in court on Monday,” said Mane.