The editor of a Marathi weekly,who was absconding after allegedly molesting his minor niece has been arrested,a senior police official said here today.
The accused,who was arrested today,is the editor of ‘Maanpatra’ a Marathi weekly published from Parli Vaijnath.
“We have arrested the accused and registered a case against him under Section 354 (a) of the Indian Penal Code”,Parli Town’s senior police inspector Hanumant Gaikwad said.
The accused,identified as 48-year-old Balasaheb Sopanrao Jagatkar,a resident of Bhim Nagar area of Parli Vaijnath city,allegedly molested his 17-year-old niece residing in his neighbouring house on Wednesday evening,the senior cop said.
Reportedly,Jagatkar had asked his niece to fetch him some drinking water and when she entered his house with a glass of water,he allegedly molested her.
However,she managed to escape from his uncle’s clutches and runaway from his residence,Gaikwad said.
Police sub-inspector Swati Kedar is investigating the case,he said.