Jaipur: 41-year-old arrested for bid to molest minor girl


Jaipur: Bajaj Nagar police have arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly attempting to molest a 7-year-old girl on Friday. According to police, the girl was playing along with his brother outside their home when 41-year-old neighbour Ritesh Jain took the girl away and tried to molest the girl.

The police said that the girl informed the police about the incident. "Her father lodged an FIR in the police station. We have arrested the person under Section 7/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," SHO Neeraj Bhardwaj said.

The incident took place in a park in Jadon Nagar near Durgapura railway station late on Thursday evening when the residents of the colony had organised a bhajan sandhya. While the people of the area were busy in the event, the accused lured the girl at an isolated place nearby and tried to molest her. The police said that the accused works in a company dealing in share market. Mother of the girl is a housemaid.