A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday for allegedly molesting and having unnatural sex with a four-year-old girl from the Tilak nagar area. The police said the accused lived in the same chawl as the victim and took her to his room.
The incident took place on Wednesday when the girl had gone out to play. The police detained the 16-year-old on Wednesday after the girl's parents registered a complaint.
Police inspector Vilas Shinde said: "As per the version given by the victim's parents, the incident came to light around 3 pm. The girl's mother went out to call the four-year-old when she found her at their neighbour's place with the accused. The mother suspected foul play, and in her complaint alleged that the accused had molested and had unnatural sex with their daughter."
The parents lodged complaint with the Tilak Nagar police. Shinde added, "The four-year-old was sent to Rajawadi Hospital and later taken to Nagpada police hospital for medical tests. We have registered the complaint based on the girl's parents' statement."
The police officer added: “The medical reports should be out in two days should conclusively prove what transpired Wednesday.”
A resident of the area, who did not want to be named, said: “There as tension in the area after the incident came to light. Police teams were deployed in the locality to ensure no untoward incident took place in response to the incident.”