A 50-year-old man had to face the brunt of public wrath when he was caught molesting a 3-year-old and 6-year-old girl in Jaripatka area on Tuesday. Residents beat him black and blue and handed him to the police and demanded strict action against the accused.
Aunty of the two girls caught accused Rajkumar Lanjewar (50), a resident of Warpakhad, Bada Indora, doing indecent things and later trying to strangle them to death. She raised an alarm after which the residents caught him and started beating him black and blue. Fearing tension in the area, someone informed the police and cops immediately reached the spot. Sensing the seriousness of the matter, DCP Seeram, Station Incharge Patil and PSI Mhetre reached the spot with police personnel.
Police said, the minor girls lived with their grandmother after the death of their mother. Their grandmother gone to Ramtek for some work and had asked the Rajkumar, who is a painter by profession, to take care of the girls. Taking it as a bright opportunity, the accused Rajkumar molested the girls and also tried to strangle them.
The public demanded to hand over the accused in their custody but the cops controlled the situation. Public gheraoed the police started and demanded strict action against the accused.
Police said that investigations are being under way and the medical reports will confirm about the molestation. Cops have registered an offence under Section 376 (1), 307, 448, 506 (b), sub Section 7, 8 of the IPC and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.