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80-year-old man arrested for allegedly molesting minor girl in Maharashtra

The man, who claimed to be a spiritual healer, allegedly called the girl to his house on the pretext of giving her a taveez on Thursday afternoon and molested her, police said.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2018 22:01 IST
Maharashtra,Rape,Molestation
Wndian women hold candles and placards during a protest against rape cases in India. (AP File Photo)

An 80-year-old man from Kalyan in the district was on Friday arrested for allegedly molesting a ten-year-old girl.

Yunus Sayyed, resident of Ambivili, was booked under section 354 of IPC (molestation) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), police said.

Sayeed, who claimed to be spiritual healer, used to give ‘taveez’ (sacred thread).

He allegedly called the girl to his house on the pretext of giving her a taveez on Thursday afternoon and molested her, police said.

He was on Friday arrested after the girl’s mother approached police.

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 22:01 IST