Patiala (Punjab): She is just nine, with an understandably limited comprehension of what is good and what is bad.
But on Wednesday, while viewing a film on good and bad touch, screened by Naujawan Sangathan Sewa Samiti at her school, Priya (assumed name) suddenly broke into tears and began sobbing loudly. The people around were startled and tried to comfort her.
‘Uncle ji touches me’
Then, Jyoti Tiwadi, the head of the Samiti, took charge of the situation. She took the child aside and after calming her down, asked her why she did she cry. It was then that Priya slowly opened up. She told Jyoti that the Uncle ji, living in the house beside her own, touches her in the manner shown in the film.
The girl’s family was contacted, which approached the police. The police got her medical examination done at the Rajinder Hospital and arrested the 35-year-old man.
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]When I used to go to the terrace to play, our neighbour, the uncle ji, used to call me to his home. There, he used to ‘love’ me. He touched my private body parts. It was after seeing the film that I came to know that it was ‘bad love’ (As told by Priya to police).[/box]
Uncle ji is the victim girl’s neighbour and is living at the place for the past seven years and was quite friendly with her family.
Kotwali police station in-charge Rahul Kaushan said that Moti, a resident of Rose Colony, had been arrested on the charge of raping the minor. He would be presented in the court and taken on police remand for questioning.