14-year-old girl molested on Mumbai-bound Deccan Queen Express

The 33-year-old accused molested the girl and ran off to the lavatory of the train when the girl started shouting for help

14-year-old girl molested on Mumbai-bound Deccan Queen Express

A 14-year-old girl was molested by 33-year-old Arvind Dutta in a running Mumbai-bound Deccan Queen Express. The accused has been arrested and will be produced in the court.

A family with their 14-year-old daughter boarded Mumbai-bound Deccan Queen Express from Pune for Mumbai darshan. On Thursday morning, around 10:00 am, accused Dutta — who was travelling in the same compartment — touched the girl inappropriately between Dadar and Matunga station. Seeing this, the girl raised an alarm and the co-passengers tried catching hold of the accused but he managed to run and locked himself in the lavatory of the train. 

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When the train reached Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM), the girl's parents informed Government Railway Police (GRP) who then forced Dutta out of the washroom and arrested him.  

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He has been booked under section 354 A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) of the IPC and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.