A 30-year-old taxi driver was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl while taking her to school, South East Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rajesh Deo said. Police said the suspect had been identified as Mohd Azhar.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested on the basis of a report from the victim’s mother.
DCP Deo added: “The complainant reported that the accused driver took a taxi to take her six-year-old daughter to school.”
“On Wednesday, the victim informed her mother that the taxi driver had been inappropriately touching her genitals for about a year while picking her up from school,” DCP added.
The police stated that based on the complaint of the victim’s mother, an FIR has been registered under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and 6 Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act at Shaheen Bagh Police Station.
“Based on the complaint of the victim’s mother, an FIR u/s 376 IPC and 6 POSCO Act has been registered at Shaheen Bagh Police Station,” said DCP Deo.
Further investigation into the matter is ongoing.
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