Kidzania attendant at Mumbai's R City Mall arrested for molesting schoolgirls

Students visited mall in Ghatkopar as part of school trip

Updated - September 25, 2019 09:48 pm IST

Published - September 25, 2019 12:47 am IST

The Parksite police in Vikhroli have arrested an attendant working at R City Mall in Ghatkopar for allegedly molesting two girls who were visiting the mall as part of a school trip.

According to police officers, the accused has been identified as Ranveer Singh Rathod. The police said the incident occurred on September 18 when students from three classes of a suburban school were taken to the mall for a day-long trip. Mr. Rathod was posted as an attendant at Kidzania, an indoor theme park in the mall.

An officer said, “One of the students seemed upset when she returned home. When her father called up her class teacher, she told him that Mr. Rathod had touched his daughter inappropriately while strapping a seat belt on her. When the girl protested, Mr. Rathod brushed aside her concerns saying ‘ aisa chalta hai [this is normal]’.” The teacher said a written complaint had been submitted to Mr. Rathod’s employers.

The officer said the girl’s father then filed a complaint with the Parksite police on September 19 and another girl from the school filed a similar complaint against Mr. Rathod. “We have arrested the accused based on the complaint received from the two girls,” senior police inspector Kalpana Pawar said.

An FIR has been registered against the accused for outraging a woman’s modesty under the Indian Penal Code along with sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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