Medical store proprietor booked for molesting teenaged lady

RAJKOT: A medical shopowner was booked for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl at on Monday evening.
The girl, who lives with her family in slums, had gone to buy some medicine at the accused Mukesh Devaliya’s shop in the town. Seeing the minor alone, allegedly pulled her by the hand and started to touch her inappropriately. As the girl screamed for help, Devaliya let her off. Fearing that he would attacked by people, he closed the shop and escaped.

The girl’s mother lodged a complaint with the Gandhidham police station and Devaliya was booked under Section 354 (outraging modesty of a woman) and Sections of the the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.

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