Muslim cleric arrested for molesting 10-year-old girl in Vasai

Muslim cleric arrested for molesting 10-year-old girl in Vasai

After a 10-year-old girl was abducted and molested, the local Police arrested a maulvi on charges of sexually abusing the girl child, said a police official on Monday.

The police reported that the incident took place on Sunday here when the minor girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a man. The maulvi lured away the girl on the promise of chocolates and molested her. The accused was caught in the act by locals and handed over to the police.

An FIR was filed in the Waliv Police station charging the accused under the section 354 of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused is in judicial custody and will be presented in court today.

It is being told that a 10-year-old innocent girl had gone to a nearby shop to get some free money at around 10 am on Sunday. The Maulvi standing near the shop called the girl to him and took her to the graveyard saying that he would give her free money. After this Ali Sheikh took the girl there and kissed her.

When the local people came to know about this, they caught him and beat him fiercely and dragged him to the police station. During this a huge crowd of people gathered on the road. He also made a video of the accused, in which he is admitting his crime.

After the viral video surfaced, a case of molestation under the POCSO Act was registered at the Waliv Police Station.

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