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Shocking: 15-Year-old minor sexually assaulted in Mumbai school, accused peon arrested

On September 5, the peon found the minor girl alone and allegedly touched her inappropriately. The police have registered a case against the accused under IPC sections 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-D (chasing), POCSO Act, IT Act etc

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: A peon has been arrested in a case of molestation and sexual harassment of a girl student in a Maharashtra school. A peon working in a South Mumbai school has wrongly touched and tried to force the girl student on the campus. The girl is about 15 years old. The teenager was not even sharing her words with anyone due to fear, but the matter came to the fore when the parents asked her a little cautiously after seeing the change in the behavior of the daughter.

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Mumbai Police has arrested a peon working in a school in South Mumbai. The peon is accused of sexually assaulting the girl student in the school premises itself. Actually, the student did not tell anyone about the accident that happened to her. His parents were worried about his changed behavior at home. Then, being alert, they talked to the girl student. After suspecting that something was wrong in the conversation, they contacted the school. After getting some consolation, the girl told her ordeal.

The 15-year-old girl said that on Teacher’s Day, the school peon touched her inappropriately after finding her alone at a place in the campus. Tried to take advantage of him. After the girl told her ordeal, her parents contacted the local police station Gamdevi police station in the school area.

After the complaint given by the victim student, the police registered an FIR. Police said that the accused had already come to know about it, so he stopped coming to school. The peon allegedly harassed the student several times in the school premises. The officer said that the accused had also made a video call on the girl’s mobile number.

The police have registered a case against the accused under IPC sections 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-D (chasing), POCSO Act, IT Act etc. After the FIR, the police has succeeded in arresting the accused from Virar in Palghar district. After arresting, the police produced the accused in the court. The court has sent the accused to police custody till September 14.

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