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25-yr-old sexually assaults minor, threatens her with acid attack if she reveals incident in Pune

The girl’s mother immediately rushed to the police station after her daughter confided in the school counsellor, who then, informed the family about the incident, said police officials.

pune Updated: Feb 11, 2020 16:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
According to the police, the accused used to stalk the girl, who studies at a prominent English medium school and took her to Wagholi, where he exploited her sexually.
According to the police, the accused used to stalk the girl, who studies at a prominent English medium school and took her to Wagholi, where he exploited her sexually.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

The Koregaon Park police have arrested a 25-year-old youth for allegedly threatening a juvenile after sexually assaulting her. Man threatened to throw acid on the minor if she disclosed the details of her sexual exploitation by him to her family members, according to the complaint.

The girl’s mother immediately rushed to the police station after her daughter confided in the school counsellor, who then, informed the family about the incident, said police officials.

The police have invoked relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act against the accused.

According to the police, the accused used to stalk the girl, who studies at a prominent English medium school and took her to Wagholi, where he exploited her sexually. He later threatened her with dire consequences and that he would throw acid on her, if she speaks to anyone about the incident.

Police inspector Pramod Patki, incharge of Koregaon Park police station, said that the accused and the victim knew each other as they reside in the same locality. “Both of them knew each other. We are trying to find out as to how she reached Wagholi with the man. The accused hails from the lower economic strata of the society and the girl belongs to a middle class family. The accused used to stalk her at school and eve tease her. All complaints are being investigated in detail.”

Fearing the attack, the girl kept quiet for some time, but later realized that she could be become a target and immediately told her school counsellor about the incident, according to the police. The mother approached the police station after the family was informed and the police located the accused and arrested him on Sunday.

The man had even recorded a video of the illicit act and threatened to upload it on social media, according to the complaint. Hence, the police have also invoked the Information Technology (IT) Act against the accused.