Mumbai: Man molests 12-year-old girl during New Year celebrations at city hotel; booked

The victim and her parents approached police the same night after which the suspect, who had groped her on the dance floor, was arrested. The suspect is a professional choreographer and dancer.

Sherine RajUpdated: Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 09:27 AM IST
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Mumbai: Man molests 12-year-old girl during New Year celebrations at city hotel; booked | PTI

Mumbai: A 29-year-old was arrested on Sunday for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl during a New Year’s party at a five-star hotel in suburban Juhu.

The victim and her parents approached police the same night after which the suspect, who had groped her on the dance floor, was arrested. The suspect is a professional choreographer and dancer.

Police said that on the night of Dec 31, the girl and her parents had come to celebrate New Year’s at the hotel. The suspect was also at the party where he got drunk. Around 4am, he allegedly touched the chest of the 12-year-old in his inebriated state.

Shocked, she immediately complained to her parents who approached the police and lodged a first information report.

When police reached the hotel to make the arrest, the suspect tried to flee but was nabbed, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) Anil Paraskar told The Free Press Journal. A case under Section 354 (assault or criminal force with intent to outrage a woman’s modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered against the suspect.

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