The Goregaon police on Friday detained a 16-year-old boy for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl and locking her inside his Goregaon (West) residence the evening before. The accused has been sent to the Dongri childrens home.
The police said the victim and accused live in the same building in Gamdevi area of Goregaon (West). The accused is the brother of a friend of the victim and they were acquainted with each other for the past five years.,they said
The police said around 6.30 pm on Thursday,the victim went to her friends residence in the same building to meet her. Her friend was not at home,but the accused let the victim in and forcibly hugged her.
The victim cried for help,following which the accused fled the apartment.
Senior police inspector Arun Jadhav said the accused had locked the victim inside his apartment as he had panicked. After the victim called her parents from the landline in the apartment,they came and unlocked the door and took the victim home,after which she told them of the incident, said Jadhav.
The victims family then approached the Goregaon police and a case was registered against the suspect for wrongful confinement and for outraging the modesty of a woman.
The suspect was detained in the early hours of Friday. He was sent to the Dongri childrens home as he is a minor, said Jadhav.