Six-year-old molested by shopkeeper in Hyderabad

The incident happened three days ago, with the suspect being arrested on Friday.

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jul 2018  3:24 pm

Hyderabad: A six-year-old child was allegedly molested by a shopkeeper in Chandrayangutta here.

The incident happened three days ago, with the suspect being arrested on Friday.

According to the police, the kirana shop owner, Wajid Ali, 45, had lured the girl with sweet talks and chocolates when she came near his shop, after which he took her and made her sit on his lap. He then molested her, police said.

The matter came to light when the child narrated what happened with her to her parents, who then approached the police. A case under relevant sections of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered and Ali, who was arrested, was produced before court. He has remanded in judicial custody.