The police are on a lookout for a paedophile who sexually assaults girls in Navi Mumbai and Thane. Thane and Navi Mumbai crime branch are currently searching for a 25 to 30-year-old unidentified man, who sexually assaults girls on the pretext of giving them parcel.
The accused targets girls under 13 years of age in Navi Mumbai and Thane, then he lures them to an isolated place under the pretext of handing them over a parcel for their parents. Nerul SPI Ashok Rajput told Mid-Day, “This man uses the same modus operandi each time; he keeps an eye out for girls aged below 13, follows them and keeps track of their activity. Then, he poses as a courier boy and asks the girl to accompany him to his office to collect a parcel for her parents. He takes the girl to an isolated place and sexually assaults her.”
For information on the suspect, Navi Mumbai Police have also announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000. The victims are shaken by the abuse, while parents of the victims in their complaints have said that the accused has molested girls while roaming on streets. This came to light when they investigated the CCTV footages.