A 40-year-old man, Ulhas Vinayak Patil, was arrested by Gittikhadan Police Station on Friday for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old-girl at his house in Gittikhadan.
As per the police, the incident took place at around 6 pm on Friday when the girl’s parents were at their respective workplaces. Patil, who leaves near the girl’s house, called the minor girl at his house and offered her some chocolates and ice-cream. He then took her clothes off and tried to molest her. Unable to find her daughter after returning home, the girl’s mother went to search for the girl, who was found in a garden nearby. When the mother asked the girl about her whereabouts, the girl narrated the entire ordeal to her mother, after which the mother lodged a complaint against Patil at Gittikhadan Police Station.
Gittikhadan Police have booked Ulhas Patil under section 354 of IPC and sections 8 and 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.