Minor sexually raped in Navi Mumbai; suspect detained

Mumbai Police arrested a 19-year-old AC mechanic for allegedly assaulting a minor girl . The child was playing when the accused picked up the girl and sexually assaulted her inside a lift .

Mumbai (Maharashtra) (India)-On Friday, senior police inspector Jitendra Sonawane reported that the Mumbai Police arrested a 19-year-old AC mechanic for allegedly assaulting a minor girl in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra's Raigad district, as per the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.The accused picked up the girl while playing and sexually assaulted her inside a lift.The accused was an AC technician who was staying at a nearby flat.Seeing no one around, he took the child to the lift, assaulted her inside the lift, and the child began to cry.Sonawane said she learned of the incident when her parents and neighbors met outside the house, eventually arresting the accused before he could escape after the victim identified him.The accused has been charged with IPC and POCSO, and he was remanded.

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