Mumbai: A special court has granted bail to an elderly doctor, who had been arrested under the sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the local police on account of allegedly molesting a 14-year old girl at his residence in Mumbai.
Special POCSO judge S J Gharat recently granted bail to the 63-year-old doctor, accused of molesting his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter.
According to the prosecution, the victim had gone to the house of the accused, who has been practising medicine for the last 35 years, to collect the keys to her residence, which her mother had kept with him.
When she went to his house, the accused molested her and also passed lewd remarks at her, the prosecution told the court.
The victim’s mother had left her house keys with the accused and had asked her 14-year-old daughter to collect it from there.
“According to the victim’s mother, the doctor hugged and kissed the victim when she went to collect the keys. She has told police that the incident happened on April 14,” the police official had earlier informed.
After the girl returned home, she told her mother about her ordeal. Her mother raised the issue with the housing society and also lodged a complaint at the Khar police station and the accused was subsequently arrested.
A case was registered under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the IPC and the doctor was arrested Friday night (April 19, 2019).
The defence, however, argued in the court that Kanuga was falsely implicated in the case.
The doctor’s lawyer had stated that the complaint against the doctor was filed at the instigation of the latter’s housing society members.