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Editor of Marathi weekly held for molesting 17-yr-old niece

The editor of a Marathi weekly,who was absconding after allegedly molesting his minor niece,has been arrested,a senior police official said here on Friday.

Written by PTI | Parli Vaijnath | Published: April 20, 2013 1:19:55 am

The editor of a Marathi weekly,who was absconding after allegedly molesting his minor niece,has been arrested,a senior police official said here on Friday. The accused,who was arrested on Friday,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 IPC,” Parli Town’s senior police inspector Hanumant Gaikwad told PTI.

The accused,48-year-old Balasaheb Sopanrao Jagatkar,allegedly molested his 17-year-old niece on Wednesday evening,Gaikwad said.

Reportedly,Jagatkar had asked his niece,who lives nearby,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,Gaikwad said.

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