A 19-year-old boy was arrested by Shivaji Nagar police on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 10-year old girl and molesting another 9-year-old girl in Govandi. “Imran Sheikh, a labourer, was booked under section 376 (2) (f) (sexually assaulted a girl below 12 years) and 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and remanded to police custody for five days,” said Sridhar Dhage of Deonar division.
The 10-year-old victim, who was his neighbour, was alone at home around 3pm when Sheikh, a resident of Sanjay Nagar, dragged her to his house and raped her. He threatened her to not reveal the incident to anyone. After 30 minutes, he called another nine-year-old girl, who stayed nearby, to his house and molested her.
The rape victim informed her mother about the incident around 7pm when she felt pain in her private parts. Her mother took her to the police station where the molestation victim had also come to lodge a complaint along with her mother. The police sent both victims to Rajawadi Hospital. “The doctors have confirmed that the 10-year-old girl was raped while the nine-year-old girl was molested,” said Dhage.