Almost immediately after being released from jail custody, one S Ansari allegedly kidnapped and raped a 6-year-old minor girl near Anand Nagar in Oshiwara, Mumbai on the intervening night of August 31 and September 1.
The 30-year-old ‘sex addict’ Ansari is a petty thief who has more than a dozen cases registered against him. Ansari has been divorced twice for making unreasonable sexual demands from his two wives. The arrested accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
On August 31, the victim was playing outside her house in Anand Nagar in Oshiwara when Ansari, who was known to the victims family, lured the girl by offering her chocolates and put her in an auto-rickshaw and took her to the BMC ground where he raped her. Ansari, who was the minor girl’s neighbour, fled the spot leaving the girl bleeding.
As per a DNA report, a police constable from Oshiwara police station found the minor crying while wandering on the road. He took her to the police station where the girl’s parents had already lodged a Missing Persons complaint. She was then taken for a medical examination which revealed that the minor was mercilessly raped.
However, other media houses have reported that after the girl reached home and narrated her ordeal to her mother, the family rushed to Oshiwara police station early on September 1, at 7.30 am and registered a case of rape and sexual assault against Ansari. Police booked Ansari and began the investigation.
A police official also said that the victim was threatened with harm if she told anyone about the incident.
Zone 9 DCP Paramjit Singh Dahiya said that the police went through CCTV camera footage to nab Ansari. The footage showed a man wearing a red T-shirt walking with the girl. “We suspected it was a food delivery guy and 10 to 15 of them living in the area. In another footage, we could see ‘Matrix Imagine’ written on the T-shirt and were able to zero in on him with the help of locals,” the police said.
According to police, Ansari also has a criminal record in a Delhi police station where he stole two vehicles. He was also arrested three months ago in Mumbai for stealing Rs 3 lakh from a house where he worked as household help.
Ansari was produced in court on Tuesday and remanded to seven days in police custody.