Jamshedpur, Aug. 2: In a shocking incident, a 50-year-old man who is a school van driver was caught while molesting a 12-year-old girl at Repeat Colony under MGM police station area on Thursday morning. The victim is a student of class VI in JH Tarapore School at Dhatkidih.
The van driver, Mohammed Sajjid, involved in the act has been arrested. A woman had found the accused molesting girl while she (the woman) was working at her rooftop at the Repeat Colony.
According to the woman, the accused had made the 12-year-old girl on his lap when she got into the vehicle for going to her school at 7.30 am.
“I was shocked to see his behaviour. There were six or seven girl children, much younger than the victim. But those little children were sitting in the back seats of the vehicle while the 12-year-old girl was made to sit in the front seat.
When I found the driver had made the girl to sit on his lap I could not control myself. We all went over to the van and caught the van driver. We all thrashed the driver before calling the police,” said the woman on condition of anonymity.
A police party had reached the spot immediately and taken Sajjid, a resident of Azadnagar in Mango to custody.
OC, MGM police station, Ashok Kumar confirmed about the arrest of a van driver for molesting a minor school girl.
” Soon after the complaint we arrested the accused Mohammed Sajjid. The girl was molested while being carried to JH Tarapore School where she studies,” said Kumar.
The OC said Sajjid has been arrested under Section 354 (molestation) and Section of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) Act before sending him to Ghaghidih Central Jail after production before a judicial magistrate.
A resident of the Repeat Colony, said that the police need to act strong tighten noose against such drivers. He demanded that the police should start drive against erring auto-rickshaws and school vans engaged in carrying students.