A 22-YO security guard of a housing society in Virar molested a six-year-old girl on Sunday. The resident of housing society allegedly assaulted, stripped and paraded the guard. police said a case has been registered against the guard, who was critically injured in the incident.
Girl mother rushed to the police station after she informed her about the incident. The resident beat up the guard with shoes, bats and belts after they came to know about the incident.
The security guard had allegedly tried to touch the minor inappropriately and passed lewd remarks. The police said:
“On Sunday, the guard had allegedly followed the child while she was walking to her house. On the staircase, the guard reportedly tried to touch the girl and even passed lewd comments”
“The residents of the housing society, including some women, forced the guard to strip and paraded him in the area. By the time we reached the spot, the man was unconscious. We managed to take him to a government hospital, where he has been admitted”
Police further said that he has suffered injuries. The accused has been booked under various sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code.
No case has been registered against anyone for the alleged assault on the 22-year-old. The officer said:
“He is currently critical. After he regains consciousness, if he wishes to register an FIR against the residents of the housing society, we will register his complaint. As of now, we are investigating the case against him and are collecting all evidence”