Ahmedabad, April 23: A shocking incident of molestation has come to light from Gujarat, where the owner of an ice cream shop allegedly molested a 15-year-old girl. The alleged incident occurred on Sunday night, April 22, on Science City Road. Police officials said the victim is a Class 7 student at an English medium school in the city. The incident occurred when the girl went to Kiran Patel's shop.

According to a report in the Times of India, the alleged incident occurred on Sunday night when the victim went to buy ice cream at around 10.30 pm. Cops said that Patel allegedly made indecent comments about the girl's appearance and her clothes while she was handing him cash. Ahmedabad Shocker: Man Assaults Wife As She Seeks Explanation From Him After Finding His Girlfriend’s ATM Card in Scooter, Accused Booked.

After this, Patel touched the minor girl inappropriately, which left her scared and crying. Post this, he threatened the victim if she revealed the incident to happen. However, the minor girl rushed home and narrated the incident to her mother. An officer said the parents approached the police and lodged a complaint against the accused.

Acting on their complaint, the police booked Patel on charges of charges for molestation and criminal intimidation along with offences against the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). By the time the police reached to arrest Patel, he had managed to flee. Meanwhile, the police are also probing to know if Patel molested any other girl in the area. Ahmedabad Shocker: 19-Year-Old Molested, Threatened With Acid Attack in Gujarat; Stalker Booked.

The police are also scanning CCTV footage of the incident. They have also started recording statements from locals and are likely to counsel the minor girl.

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