A 40-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted and molested after a property dispute in Mahim last Saturday. The police have not yet arrested the suspect, who also lodged a counter-complaint, claiming that the woman trespassed on his property, abused him and used force to vacate.
Police said the woman, and her step-sister own a commercial plot in Magnum House, on Cadell Road in Mahim. A few years ago, they had leased the premises to Rameshkumar Arora (65) of Andheri West, who operates a provisions store. At around 1.30 pm on Saturday, May 17, the woman had gathered at the shop with a mob of 25-30 people, demanding that Arora vacate the premises. He also alleged that the woman stole Rs 16 lakh.
“But Arora refused to vacate the shop. The mob then ransacked the shop and caused a lot of damage,” said Sunil Deshmukh, ACP, Mahim Division. Both lodged complaints separately, he added.