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26-year-old arrested for stalking, harassing minor

PUNE: The Kondhwa police on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man for stalking and harassing a minor lady.

The incident happened on Monday and Wednesday. The suspect, Manoj Pawar (26) of Katraj, had made lewd gestures against the 15-year-old lady and started to stalk her.

He was once caught stalking her on the approach home by the woman’s cousins, who passed him over to the police officers. The suspect, who irons clothes for a living, has been arrested beneath fees of molestation and stalking beneath the IPC.

The lady not too long ago started working at a dispensary in Gokulnagar. In the FIR, the woman alleged that Pawar would make lewd gestures and practice her home from paintings. He even grabbed her by the hand and demanded her phone number.

The 2nd time this happened, on Wednesday, the woman alerted her cousins, who have been passing by in a bike. They dragged Pawar to the police station.

“Pawar was once remanded to judicial custody till February 21,” sub-inspector Vaishali Sajjan from the Kondhwa police said.

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