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Security guard arrested for harassing minor girls

Security guard arrested for harassing minor girls

Gurugram: In an appalling case reported from Gurugram, a security guard was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting minor girls on the pretext of playing with them in the park.

The 42-year-old accused was identified as Sudama, he has been charged with sexually assaulting two minor girls. Reportedly, he has been sent to judicial custody.

A complaint was lodged at the Palam Vihar police station alleging that a security guard who had been working in a house at Sector 23, misbehaved with two minor girls and touched them inappropriately, while the girl was playing in the park.

After the complaint was lodged the local police officer reached the spot and the accused was nabbed by the police. the accused has been booked under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act.

Reportedly, during the preliminary investigation, Sudama confessed to the charges levelled against him by the victim's parents. he told the police that he would pretend to play with them in the park and while giving them a swing he would often touch them inappropriately.

The incident comes in the light of the district court sentencing 20 years' rigorous imprisonment to a 22-year-old man held guilty of raping an eight-year-old girl in February 2017. The additional sessions judge Raj Rani Gupta also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict for aggravated sexual assault, punishable under section 6 of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and criminal intimidation. The man was sentenced to a further year of rigorous imprisonment for failing to pay the fine.

The Sector 18 police station had registered a case against Shiv Kumar, a native of Bihar, on February 9, 2017. Gurugram along with its counterpart Faridabad is leading in terms of sexual crimes against minors.

In 2018, there were 120 cases of sexual crimes against minors while in 2017 thee were 110 cases. Not only sexual crimes but the law enforcement officials also have to deal with increased cases of human trafficking.

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