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Guj: Man held for sexually assaulting minor in Valsad

Press Trust of India  |  Valsad 

A man was held for allegedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in a public toilet in in Gujarat, police said Saturday.

A said the man, identified as Alok Mishra, Friday followed the minor to a toilet in Mograwadi locality here, locked it from inside and sexually assaulted the child.

"The child's shouts were heard by passersby who nabbed Mishra and handed him over to the police. Mishra is a native of Jaunpur in and works at a tea stall here," the city police station official said.

He said Mishra has been charged for aggravated penetrative assault under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:40 IST