Jamshedpur : The police on Wednesday arrested two youths for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old handball player at Shastrinagar under Kadma police station area two days ago. The molestation victim, who is a resident of Shastrinagar, has represented Jharkhand in the Junior National Handball Championship.
The police informed that those arrested have been identified as Mohammed Zuber (23) and Mohammed Guddan (22), both residents of Shastrinagar. A third accused whose name is not known is yet to be caught.
According to information the victim was returning home on foot after practicing handball at the Ranikudar Community Centre on Monday evening, when the three youths intercepted her on her way and molested her.
” We are in state of shock and accused must be punished. She was returning home after practicing. The girl came home and when her father came in the night, she had narrated what she faced from the hands of the three miscreants. On getting the complaint, the victim’s father who works at a private organisation went over to the Kadma police station and lodged an FIR,” said a relative of the victim.
The relative said the two of the youths, Zuber and Guddan would tease her regularly whenever she would go to the Ranikudar community centre or to JRD Tata Sports Complex for practicing handball. But that day a third youth had joined the duo and they together had molested her on the road.
OC, Kadma police station RD Singh confirmed that they arrested the two youths from their houses in the Shastrinagar Block No 3.
“We had received a complaint in this regard. We also raided the houses of two accused, but they had absconded. But today we swooped over the house at about 2 am and ultimately found the two at their houses. The duo were sent to Ghaghidih Central Jail after their production before a judicial magistrate in the afternoon. Singh said they interrogated the two arrested accused about the whereabouts of the third one� he added.
“We are also gathering information for the third accused. We got to know that the third accused lives in Kapali near Mango and he was planning to surrender before the court in connection to the molestation case registered against the three,” said the officer-in-charge.