Indore, Jul 26 (PTI) A 29-year-old security guard has been arrested here in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly molesting women by entering hostels and houses, police said on Sunday.
The accused, Srikant Chaturvedi, seems to be a pervert who has been allegedly involved in many such incidents occurred in Vijay Nagar area in the last 15 days, a police officer said.
'Chaturvedi used to follow women whom he wanted to target up to their houses or hostels. He would sneak inside in night and cut their undergarments using a scissor or a blade when they are asleep. He used to flee when his victim raised alarm,' said Vijay Nagar police station incharge Tehzeeb Qazi.
Chaturvedi was held on Friday night after a woman, in whose house he had entered, raised an alarm, he said.
The accused has admitted to his involvement in at least ten such incidents.
'Police have obtained an year-old CCTV grab in which the accused is seen entering a women's hostel. He is also identified in another such footage. The accused appears to be sexually deviant,' Qazi said.
Chaturvedi had also targetted a minor girl, he said.
He has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and sections 458 (house- trespass in night after preparation for hurt, assault), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. PTI HWP ADU NSK NSK