Grandfather sexually assaults 6-year-old, arrested by Pune police
The child lives with her grandparents and mother after her father died of cancer around three years ago, according to the police.pune Updated: Feb 06, 2018 16:17 IST
A 67-year-old man was arrested by the Hadapsar police on Sunday for sexually assaulting his six-year-old granddaughter. On Saturday, when the child’s mother was at work, the man sexually assaulted her.
The child lives with her grandparents and mother after her father died of cancer around three years ago, according to the police. The family had regular fights over property issues. The man was remanded to three days’ police custody by a local court.
A case under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 4, 6, 8 of Protection of Children against Sexual Offence (POCSO) was registered against the 67-year-old. Police sub inspector (PSI) Manisha Nikam of Hadapsar police station is investigating the case.
A day after the assault, on Sunday, when the man was fighting with the child’s mother, the child told her that “pappa” had done something to her when she was at work. The mother works as a telecaller at a local company. Retired from a private job, the 67-year-old works at Venky’s, the police said. His wife, 60, is a housewife and was sleeping in the house when the man assaulted the child, the police said.
“We will be investigating the grandmother’s role, if any, in the case,” said PSI Nikam, adding, “after the child told her mother, the latter questioned her father-in-law, who physically assaulted her as well.” The child’s mother approached the police and the old man was arrested immediately after.