A 40-year-old man was arrested by the Pant Nagar police on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting and molesting the two minor daughters of a woman he was living with in his Ghatkopar (East) home. The accused also allegedly showed the girls pornographic video clips on his mobile phone.
“Ashok Dubey was arrested under sections 376 (1) (rape), 354A sub-section (2) (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. We have seized his mobile phone as well,” said senior inspector Suresh Nirmal, adding that Dubey was remanded in police custody till January 3 by a local court on Friday.
Dubey, an LCD mechanic, was living with a woman, who had separated from her husband, for the past one year. About 15 days ago, the woman had called her two daughters, aged 10 and 12, from their native place Jounpur in UP to Mumbai. The four of them had been living together on the mezzanine floor of the rented room in Ramabai Colony.
The incident came to light on December 25, when the two girls informed their neighbour about Dubey allegedly sexually assaulting them and molesting them by showing pornographic video clips between December 19 and 24 when their mother was away at work. The neighbour immediately took the two girls with her to Pant Nagar police station and lodged a complaint against Dubey.
The police then took the girls for a medical check-up at Rajawadi Hospital, where the report confirmed that they had been sexually assaulted.
The incident came to light on December 25, when the two told their neighbour about Dubey allegedly sexually assaulting them and showing pornographic video clips between December 19 and 24 when their mother was away at work.