Mumbai: For the past four months, residents of Kalina, Santacruz (East) were living in constant dread. With the arrest of BMC contract cleaner Raju Jadhav on Sunday night, they can now breathe easy.
The 25-year-old, who was nabbed by Vakola police, has allegedly molested at least eight minor girls in the recent past. He was chased down by a victim's relative and others on April 29, and handed over to the cops.
Police sub-inspector Sandeep Dhable of Vakola police station said, "Jadhav is a married man, and is a resident of Kalina. He is a habitual offender. On Sunday night he followed a minor girl in the area. She had gone to a local shop to buy bread. While she was on her way back, the accused followed her and asked her for her address. The victim showed him her home, but the accused immediately started molesting her. He tried to keep the girl quiet, but she managed to cry out for help. The locals gathered and chased him down." The police were called and Jadhav was arrested.
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03:02 PM, May 01, 2012