The Hush Post |12:39 am |one-minute-read
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly molesting her friend’s son, a 12-year-old- boy.
She was arrested by the cops from Bandra (West).
According to the police, the boy, parents were separated three years ago. However, the 12-year-old would often visit his mother to meet his twin siblings.
“The minor came to Bandra to meet his mother a few days ago, but she was not home. The accused is a friend of his mother and stays in the same building. She allegedly asked him to wait for his mother at her residence. The woman allegedly took the boy home, molested him, and let him go after more than an hour. The boy was scared and didn’t say anything,” said an officer.
Police said the boy then went back to his father’s home in Khar. He started keeping to himself. “On his father’s insistence, the boy told him that the neighbour had touched him inappropriately. The father then approached the Bandra police on Saturday night and a complaint was registered under sections of the Protection of Child from Sexual Offences Act,” the officer added.
A case was registered against the accused on Saturday. Girish Anavkar, senior inspector, Bandra police station, confirmed about the incident.
According to the police, the accused stayed alone. “We did not arrest her at night as it is illegal. She was arrested on Sunday.”
The woman was remanded in police custody for two days.
Police said the boy’s mother had the custody of two of the three children. The 12-year-old boy, the eldest of the children, lived with his father.