Gurgaon: Good touch, bad touch helped unravel rape of minor by grandfather
The minor could sense the crime after she was told about the good and bad ways of touching body parts and it also helped alert her teachers to the act.gurgaon Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:19 IST
The alleged rape of a five-year-old girl by her grandfather could only come to the fore after she learned about ‘good touch and bad touch’ by her teachers at school.
The minor could sense the crime after she was told about the good and bad ways of touching body parts and it also helped alert her teachers to the act.
Her mother, who was alerted by the school teacher, asked the minor to narrate her ordeal and was told how her grandfather had allegedly touched her inappropriately during her stay in Jamshedpur from December 28 to January 5.
“It was shocking that the victim’s father insisted the matter should be resolved at home. However, her mother showed great determination and grit to lodge a complaint with us,” said inspector Kailash, SHO, women police station.
Sources said that prior to filing the complaint, the minor’s parents held multiple meetings with the grandparents at an office complex on Golf Course Road during which an attempt at a reconciliation were made.
“The grandfather had admitted to the crime and said sorry for the act. But her mother was unable to live with the reality and decided to approach the police on June 28 after her husband had left for office,” inspector Kailash said.
A case under sections 10 and 6 of Pocso Act was registered against the grandparents. Her grandmother was also booked for abetting the crime.
The minor’s 64-year-old grandfather and 59-year-old grandmother were arrested from Mumbai airport on Wednesday while they were trying to leave for London.
The accused, alerted about the police complaint, were fleeing to London where their other daughter is based, police said. “The duo had left Jamshedpur two days earlier and went to Kolkata from where they finally landed in Mumbai for their journey to London,” said the SHO.
However, a lookout notice issued by Gurgaon police ensured that they landed in the net of Immigration officials, who, in turn, sent word to the police.
“A team of officials from Gurgaon police was constituted at 5 am itself after the information came and they embarked on a flight to Mumbai on the same day to catch hold of the culprits. We have counselled the minor girl who has suffered deep mental trauma and physical pain,” ACP Dharna Yadav, who deals with crime against women, said.
First Published: Jul 07, 2017 21:37 IST