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Auto-driver held for molesting 13-year-old

Auto-driver held for molesting 13-year-old

Kolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly molesting a 13- year-old school student. The auto driver identified as Arun Kumar Das was arrested on Saturday night.

According to sources, on April 22 night, the student was returning home in Manikatala from her tuition class at Girish park. From Girish Park she took an auto. As there were no seat vacant in the back, she sat beside the driver. It is alleged Das inappropriately touched her. He was reportedly moving towards Maniktala. But before approximately a kilometre he allegedly turned his auto in another direction and molested the student again. After few minutes when the auto slowed down, the student jumped off from the auto.

She told about the incident to her family. Her father along with the student went to Amherst Street police station and lodged a complaint against the auto driver.

Sleuths examined the CCTV camera footage of the route which Das had availed. The student said that she had seen a tattoo on Das's body. After examining the camera's footage sleuths got hold of the auto's registration number and traced Das on Saturday. Sources informed that the student has identified Das.

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