Mumbai – Indradev Pandey
The watchman of a residential complex in Jogeshwari west has been arrested by the Amboli police for allegedly showing porn films to kids and molesting two girls.
The watchman identified as Hyanba Bhange has been arrested under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses Act.
According to the Amboli police officers, the 50 -year-old Uttar Pradesh native and resident of Nalasopara had been working in the residential premises since the past four months. On Tuesday one of the kids complained to her father that the watchman had been showing them obscene videos on his mobile phone and touched her and a friend when they went to play in the compound in the evenings. “Since the kids used to play without adult supervision, the watchman took advantage and showed the porn films and tried to molest them,” said an officer from the Amboli police station.
When contacted the 12-year-old father said that after his daughter told him about the watchman, he contacted the parents of other children staying in the building and confirmed the allegations leveled by his girl, “When other parents asked their children and got the same reply, I decided ti go to the police,” said the girl’s father.
The father of the 12-year-old then approached the police station and registered a complaint against the watchman.
Based on the father’s complaint the Amboli police arrested the watchman under the POCSO Act and Infornation Technology Act. The police are now in the process of recording statements of all the children and their parents who were also shown porn clips by the accused.