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Mumbai: Transgender arrested for molesting girl in Kandivli


Mumbai: Charkop Police arrested a transgender for molesting a minor on Thursday afternoon. According to police sources, the incident took place in Charkop, Kandivli (W), at the victim’s house. The accused came to the victim’s house to offer blessings in exchange for cash, and allegedly touched the minor inappropriately.

When the girl informed her mother, who was in the kitchen at the time, about the incident, she immediately approached the Charkop Police to register a formal complaint. The police registered a complaint and made the arrest within an hour by tracing the accused in the same locality.

Talking to The Free Press Journal, Pramod Dhaware, senior police inspector of Charkop police station said, “We have arrested the accused and booked him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to molestation. The accused will be produced in the local court on Friday.” The victim, who was traumatised after the incident, will record her statement on Friday morning, before the accused is produced in the court, further said the senior police officer.

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