Mumbai Crime: 17-year-old girl molested by a family friend while returning home from garba event

Molestation cases are on the rise in the city, one such case came to light on Thursday night after a garba event, when a 17-year-old girl was allegedly molested in Oshiwara by one of her family friends.

According to Mumbai Mirror, the incident took place on Thursday night when the 17-year-old was returning back home after a garba event in Andheri West. A 28-year-old man offered to drop her home in his vehicle since both live in the same vicinity. But later he took her to a secluded place near Oshiwara and started molesting her. The scared girl jumped out of the car and started running. The accused told her to stop but she didn’t after which the accused chased her.

The girl, however, managed to reach home, after which she narrated the entire incident to her brother and mother, who then went to Oshiwara Police station and registered a complaint. The police after recording the statement of the victim, registered an FIR and booked the accused under section 354 of the IPC. The accused was arrested within a few hours. The accused is a driver by profession. The Oshiwara Police are yet to receive the medical report of the accused to ascertain if he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

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