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  India   Crime  26 Apr 2017  Maharashtra: 60-year-old man held for molesting minor girls for 6 months

Maharashtra: 60-year-old man held for molesting minor girls for 6 months

PTI
Published : Apr 26, 2017, 5:44 pm IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2017, 5:44 pm IST

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Aslam Mohammad Khalik Momin, resident of Khaja Mohalla in the town, said police.

The accused, who works as a power loom worker in Bhiwandi, has been charged under the relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act, 2012, police said. (Photo: File/Representational Image)
 The accused, who works as a power loom worker in Bhiwandi, has been charged under the relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act, 2012, police said. (Photo: File/Representational Image)

Thane (Maharashtra): Bhiwandi town police on Wednesday arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly molesting minor girls for last six months.

The accused, who works as a power loom worker in Bhiwandi, has been charged under the relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act, 2012, police said.

He has been identified as Mohammad Aslam Mohammad Khalik Momin, resident of Khaja Mohalla in the town, said police.

A complaint was lodged in this regard by one of the victims on Tuesday evening, said police.

It mentioned that the accused used to call minor girls to a power loom unit and molested them for last six months.

One of the victims who was fed up of frequent harassment narrated the ordeal to her parents after which they approached police and lodged a complaint against the man, said police.

The accused had threatened the girls that he would kill their parents if they revealed anything to anyone, said police.

The police said they are probing the matter and the number of girls molested by the accused in last six months would be known only after that.

Tags: police investigation, harassment, molestation, pocso act
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)