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Neighbour arrested for molesting 8-year-old girl in Jaipur

According to the police, the incident took place on Thursday afternoon when the victim was alone in her house. The girl and the accused live in the same building.

jaipur Updated: Sep 08, 2017 19:59 IST
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The police said that a case has been registered against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The police said that a case has been registered against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. (Representative image)

The Murlipura police have arrested a man for allegedly molesting a four-year-old girl. This is the second such incident in three days.

According to the police, the incident took place on Thursday afternoon when the victim was alone in her house. The girl and the accused live in the same building.

“The accused has been identified as Deepak Shukla (23) who lives in Murlipura area and works at a nearby factory. After returning home, the victim’s mother couldn’t find her daughter,” said Naveen Khandelwal, station house officer, Murlipura police station.

The police said that after the woman started searching for the girl, she found the child’s slippers outside the room of the accused. “The woman got suspicious and after entering the room she saw Shukla molesting her daughter. She raised an alarm and people from nearby houses rushed to the spot,” said Khandelwal.

Officials said that the man was roughed up by the public before being handed over to the police.

“Preliminary investigation suggests that the man had taken the child inside the room on some pretext before molesting her. The accused is a native of Motihari in Bihar,” said the SHO.

The police said that a case has been registered against Shukla under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and other relevant sections of the IPC.

This incident comes two days after a minor boy was booked for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl in Jhotwara area on Tuesday.

The girl’s mother allegedly saw the 17-year-old accused inappropriately touching her daughter in a public park, officials had said.