Mumbai: A 51-year-old man in Mumbai was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl for the past 10 days. The accused, who lives in the girl’s neighbourhood, used to offer her chocolates and money in order to molest her, police said
As per the information provided by Andheri MIDC Police station, a case has been registered under Section 354 of the IPC and POCSO Act against the accused. Also Read: Viral Video Shows Woman Being Stripped Naked, Assaulted; 4 Arrested
The Maharashtra government has been facing criticism for the recent rape and assault cases from Pune and Mumbai.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said there will be no compromise on measures to ensure women’s safety and said there should be a record of people coming from other states in the backdrop of brutal rape and murder of a woman in suburban Sakinaka. made comments.
He said that when there is a crime there is a debate on spreading public awareness and focus on education, but wanted to know whether such programs should be organized only for the people of Maharashtra or also for those coming to the state from outside. needed. .
The Chief Minister stressed the need for joint efforts between the State Governments and the Center to formulate a policy to provide facilities to the destitute women.
Speaking at a meeting of top police officers and the bureaucracy against the backdrop of the Sakinaka rape-murder incident and such cases from different parts of the state, Thackeray said his government will completely back the police machinery to ensure women in the state are safe.
“There will be no compromise in steps to be taken to safeguard women. A stern message should be sent out to perpetrators of crime against women, ” he said.
A 34-year-old woman was raped and brutalised with a rod by a man inside a stationary tempo in suburban Sakinaka in the wee hours of Friday. She died at a hospital during treatment in the early hours of Saturday and the accused, who hails from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested, police have said.