Man booked for molesting minor girl after video goes viral
Nehru Nagar police on Saturday slapped molestation charges against a person who slapped a minor, a video of which went viral on Friday, showing the girl fainting after receiving the blow. The incident took place on Tuesday. Police had earlier only filed assault charges against the accused, after which he was released on bail.
On Saturday, the family of the victim demanded that molestation charges also be slapped on the accused.
According to police, the incident took place on Tuesday evening at Nehru Nagar in Kurla when the girl was going for tuition class at around 7 pm. The accused, Imran Shaikh, along with his friends, were sitting in an auto rickshaw. “Shaikh and his friends were talking loudly and passing comments. When the girl crossed them, Shaikh passed a comment that made her turn back and tell him to behave properly,” said a police officer from Nehru Nagar police station.
In response, Shaikh, now furious, and started to thrash her. The girl resisted and tried to free herself from his clutches. Meanwhile, Shaikh pulled out a sharp object and hit the girl on her nose. The girl’s nose started bleeding and she fainted on the road. After the incident, when there was …read more