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Temple priest arrested for allegedly molesting a woman

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A 77-year-old man, a temple priest, was arrested today for allegedly molesting a woman in area in the district, police said.

Gopal Tambe, the accused, was booked under section 354 of IPC (molestation), said police S S Rajput of station.

According to the complainant, a 28-year-old married woman, her neighbours advised her to consult Tambe for her headache.

When she and her husband went to the temple to meet him yesterday afternoon, Tambe allegedly sent the husband away to buy some fruit as an offering for the deity and molested the woman, she alleged.

Further probe is on, said Rajput.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 17:20 IST