Cab driver arrested for molesting 4-year-old

Cab driver arrested for molesting 4-year-old

A four-year-old girl was molested by the driver of a cab that ferried her to and from a private school in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas.

The girl had refused to travel by the cab after the incident, drawing her parents’ attention.

The accused, Yogesh Tanwar, a resident of south Delhi’s Chhatarpur area, was arrested the same night the incident was brought to the police’s attention.

The private cab had been hired by the victim’s parents about a year ago to ferry the girl to school, which she had newly joined then. The driver was employed by the cab owner about four months ago.

“The girl would travel in the cab with four boys and another girl. The victim was molested by Tanwar while she was returning alone from school in the cab on August 11,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald on Sunday.

The topic of her cab journey inadvertently came up at home in the evening. It was then that the pre-nursery student began crying and said she wouldn’t travel by that cab ever again. She was persuaded by her parents to explain why she was afraid, upon which she narrate the entire incident.

“The driver had threatened her that if she told about the incident to anyone, he would kill her. That is why she was reluctant to share anything with her parents,” said the officer.
The girl’s parents approached police at about 10:30 pm the same night. The girl was sent for counselling, while Tanwar was arrested from his home three hours later.

The cab has been impounded and the accused sent to Tihar jail after being booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The police spoke to the other girl who travelled in the cab to find out if the driver had abused her as well.

“There was no evidence of Tanwar sexually abusing the other girl,” said the officer.

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