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Police look to book ‘serial molester’ for rape

The DN Nagar police have begun coordinating with all police stations to look for more cases where he might be wanted.

Written by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published: April 18, 2014 1:38:42 am

SERIAL molester Ayaz Ansari (32) faces stringent sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSOA) with the Mumbai police now revisiting each case to book him under rape.

One-eyed Ansari was arrested based on the identification provided by over 25 minor victims, which also included the manner of his gait. He was presented before the sessions court Thursday and remanded in police custody till April 25.

Ansari has allegedly confessed that in certain cases he has taken his victims to terraces of buildings and in places near the highway, he has even dragged them behind bushes. “He has taken some children to under-construction building sites,” said senior inspector of DN Nagar police station, Rajendra Chavan.

“We are revisiting each case minutely and taking the statements of the minors to probe the extent of assault. In some cases, we have reasons to believe that there has been assault near the children’s private parts,” said Chavan

The DN Nagar police have begun coordinating with all police stations to look for more cases where he might be wanted. Of the 25 minors, 17 are from western suburbs.

Ansari’s family told police that they disowned him five years ago after he was caught molesting a 13-year-old girl. A case was not registered but  Ansari’s family asked him to leave home. He was beaten up by residents, they said.

“Since then, Ansari confesses that he targeted teenaged girls as revenge for the public humiliation,” said an officer from the crime branch. megha.sood@expressindia.com

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