Grandfather molests 9-yr-old granddaughter day before her heart surgery; arrested

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The Hush Post: In a shameful incident, a man molested his 9-year-old granddaughter just a day before her heart surgery. The incident occurred in Mumbai and the police have arrested the man.

The man allegedly molested his minor granddaughter a day before her heart operation. The police have booked him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a report said.

The victim reported the incident to the duty nurse. Then the concerned authorities of hospital informed the police about it, the report said.

The girl lives in an orphanage at Hingoli in Marathwada. Her mother had passed away a couple of years ago. An NGO had brought the minor girl for heart surgery after doctors diagnosed a hole in her heart.

“Her grandfather accompanied her and stayed with her. The incident took place on September 22. The girl told us she was lying on the bed when her grandfather touched her inappropriately. She called the nurse on duty and told her about it. The nurse informed the doctor and the higher-ups were apprised. The hospital informed us about the child’s complaint,” said a senior officer at the Agripada police station.

The cops said the incident took place a day before the doctors had to operate the girl.

“We have registered a molestation complaint under the IPC section and also invoked sections of the POCSO. The grandfather has been arrested,” the police said.

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