Delhi: Army official arrested for ‘molesting’ 16-yr-old girlhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-army-official-arrested-for-molesting-16-yr-old-girl-3048743/

Delhi: Army official arrested for ‘molesting’ 16-yr-old girl

In her complaint, the girl said the incident took place on August 25, while she was talking to a male friend at a bus stop in the area.

A 43-year-old Army official, posted as a havildar, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl in Delhi Cantonment. The official and the girl lived in the same neighbourhood, said police. While the incident reportedly took place almost a month ago, a complaint was lodged Friday, said police.

In her complaint, the girl said the incident took place on August 25, while she was talking to a male friend at a bus stop in the area. She claimed that the accused approached her and started asking her about her friend and when she refused to reply, he threatened to tell her parents about the boy.

The complainant told police that when she started to walk away, the havildar allegedly started touching her inappropriately. She claimed that she ran towards her house and informed her parents about the alleged incident.

Her parents initially informed authorities in the havildar’s department and an internal inquiry was initiated. Later, they approached the local police station and lodged an FIR against the accused.

The Army official is married and has two children, said police.