MUMBAI : An auto driver is on the run for allegedly molesting a 17 year old Std X girl from Vasai who had hired the auto to attend her tuition classes on Tuesday evening. The driver alleged disrobed the girl in the auto, and she managed to escape from further physical trauma.
The victim had hired the share an auto in Giriz village, in Vasai so as to take her to her tuition classes in Bhuigaon Dongri area also in Vasai. She was the lonely passenger and the driver agreed to drop her to her class. After covering some distance, the driver stopped the auto and told the girl that he will return shortly while the girl waited in the auto. Suddenly, the driver sat on the back seat and started to molest the girl,said her mother in a statement to the Vasai Gaon police station. The driver started to disrobe the victim and she was in a state of shock.
The girl still managed to escape from the accused clutches and seizing the chances, the driver scooted in his vehicle. She narratted her ordeal to her mother who complained to the Vasai Gaon police station. We have registered cases under Section 354 (molestation) and Section 354 (a) (sexual harrassment) of the IPC against the unidentified accused who is absconding, said PSI Hemant Katkar of Palghar Police. We have seized some CCTV footage from the area which shows the auto driver and that is a big clue and we will nab the accused shortly,said Katkar. The girl is admitted in a hospital as she is in a state of shock,said police and we will take her statement as soon as she is discharged,he said. She has given the driver's description and also the auto, and we will approach the auto unions to identify the accused,said Katkar, and arrest him.