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Minor molested by home caretaker

Minor molested by home caretaker

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caretaker of a child care home has been arrested for allegedly molesting a minor at Inderpuri in South West Delhi. The accused is a native of Uttar Pradesh. Besides working as a caretaker, the accused also looked after the cattleshed at the child care home. The victim, who worked there and assisted the accused in taking care of the cattleshed, was molested continuously by the caretaker.

When the victim could not take the torture any more, she started working elsewhere. However, the accused did not leave her alone even at her new workplace. He visited there regularly and continued to harass her physically and mentally.The victim then brought the matter to the notice of a Non-Government Organisation, which reported the case to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). Taking cognizance of the matter, the CWC launched an inquiry. Based on the findings of the inquiry it conducted, the CWC directed the police to register a case. Following this, a case was registered under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code and the accused was subsequently arrested on Friday. Investigation in the case is on, according to the police.

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