32-Year-Old Man Arrested For Assaulting Minor Girl On Mumbai-Bound Bus

The official said that the 6-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the accused who had boarded the bus from Sangamner in Ahmednagar district.

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32-Year-Old Man Arrested For Assaulting Minor Girl On Mumbai-Bound Bus

The accused assaulted the girl while her family members were asleep. (Representational)


Mumbai:  A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl during a bus journey between Shirdi and Mumbai, police said today.

An official said that Sopan Nivrutti Ugale, a resident of suburban Goregaon, was arrested yesterday by Crime Branch's Unit -12.

The incident occurred when the victim and her family members were travelling by bus from Shirdi to Mumbai on the night of June 13, he said.

The official said that the 6-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the accused who had boarded the bus from Sangamner in Ahmednagar district.

The accused assaulted the girl while her family members were asleep, the official added.

The victim narrated the incident when she reached home, following which her family members filed a complaint with Kurar police station in northern Mumbai.

A team of the Crime Branch's Unit 12 started investigations and managed to zero in on the accused with the help of private bus operators, the official informed.

Ugale was arrested within 12 hours of the incident and charged under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.


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