A 25-year-old school bus driver has been arrested by the JJ Marg police for allegedly molesting a four year old girl student. The student was studying in nursery school at Mazgaon. The accused was produced in court where he has been remanded in police custody till February 20.
The accused was identified as Shahbaz Noor Mohammed Shaikh. He was arrested on Wednesday after the girl’s mother approached the JJ Marg police.
According to the police officers, Shaikh who has been driving the school van since the past two months had molested the girl on several occasions from February 1 to February 10.
The officers said that on Wednesday morning the girl refused to go to school and told her mother that she would not go in the van that was assigned to pick the kids up on a contract basis by the school.
Out of suspicion the girl’s mother checked her private parts and asked the girl whether she had been touched by anyone in a manner she would not like. The girl took Shaikh’s name after which the mother got her to the police station.
“We have arrested Shaikh under various sections of the Protection of children against sexual Offences act. The student has been sent for medical examination. We are waiting for the report,” said a police officer of the JJ Marg police station.
The police are also recording statements of the school teacher and principal of the school to find out if Shaikh had molested more children.