A special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Wednesday sentenced a 38-year-old man to five-years in prison for pressing the breast of a 10-year-old child in 2018 when she was walking with her mother.
The incident that had taken place on 10 May 2018, around 8.15 pm when the child was walking towards home holding her mother’s hand.
At that time, the man, a stranger, was walking from the opposite direction towards them. While passing by, he suddenly groped the child’s breast with both hands. The mother then raised an alarm and caught hold of him with the help of a passerby. She then lodged the complaint with the local Khar police station.
Special Public Prosecutor Jyoti Sawant said that three witnesses were examined by the prosecution in the case and that the child had identified the man before court.