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Class 12 student detained for ‘molesting’ 8-year-old girl

The incident took place in Rajasthan’s Nahargarh district on Monday

jaipur Updated: Oct 24, 2017 17:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The teenager is accused of inappropriately touching and molesting the girl.(HT File)

The Nahargarh police have detained a class 12 student for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl, officials said Tuesday.

According to the police, the incident took place Monday afternoon, when the girl had gone to a shop near her house.

“At around 3pm on Monday, the girl had gone to a shop to buy a notebook. At that time, the teenage son of the owner was present at the shop,” said Bhanwar Lal Vaishnav, station house officer, Nahargarh police station.

The police said that the teenager called the girl inside while she was selecting notebooks.

“It has been alleged in the complaint that the boy touched the victim inappropriately and molested her. Following this, the girl ran away from the shop and went back to her house where she told elders about the incident,” said Vaishnav.

The police said that the family of the victim informed the police following which the boy was detained.

“We have detained the accused and he is being presented in front of a juvenile court,” said Vaishnav.

The police said that a case of molestation has been registered against the 16-year-old accused under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

According to the state home department data dating till early this year, 5,995 cases of sexual violence against young girls have been registered in Rajasthan in the last three years. Charge-sheets have been filed in 4,946 cases. The government has taken no action against investigating officers who have failed to file charge-sheets.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 17:15 IST