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Elderly man arrested for molesting 3-year-old girl

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police, on Wednesday, have arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly molesting a three year old girl after luring her on pretext of chocolates in Indirapuram area.

Cops said that the accused lives in victim's neighbourhood and took her to an isolated place while she was playing outside her house.

According to police, the arrested accused has been identified as Mata Pher, a native of Sultanpur.

As per victim's family members, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening around 4:30 pm when the girl was playing outside her house along with his elder sister.

"The girl went missing from outside her house on Tuesday evening and upon enquiring her elder sister, she told that an elderly man had taken her to a nearby shop to buy chocolates. Upon searching the nearby area, we found the girl alone without her clothes at a secluded place at green belt area near the elevated road. When we asked her, she told that an uncle touched her private parts and also removed her clothes" said victim's father in his complaint.

"We further asked both the daughters in order to identify the accused. We also reached the accused's house to nab him on late Tuesday night but found the door of his house locked" read the complaint.

The family then informed police and the accused was arrested later on Wednesday.

"Following the incident, police lodged an FIR against the accused under the section of 354 (punishment for molestation) and other relevant sections of Protection of children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused will be produced before the court on Thursday and will be sent to the jail" said Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Indirapuram police station.

Police officials said that the accused has two son and both are working with a private company in Noida and Ghaziabad respectively.

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