The incident came about on September 17 in Kondhwa space after the engineering scholar ordered meals from a restaurant by way of a web-based meals aggregator app.
“After delivering the parcel to the lady at round 9 pm on Saturday, the accused – Raees Shaikh – requested for water to drink. Whereas consuming water, he struck up a dialog with the lady and requested for particulars about her native place and school,” an official from Kondhwa police station informed PTI.
The accused informed the lady he was like her uncle and requested her to inform him if she needed something. He additionally messaged her on cellphone, however deleted it instantly, the official stated.
“The employees then requested for one more glass of water and when the lady gave it to him, he allegedly held her hand and molested her,” the official stated.
“When the lady raised an alarm, the accused tried to run away however some folks from the housing society caught him and handed him over to police,” he stated.
The girl subsequently approached police and lodged a grievance. The accused was arrested and booked beneath Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (outraging modesty of a girl) and 354-A (sexual harassment), the official stated. He was later launched on bail, the police added.