Chess tutor arrested, claims students misunderstood his act of patting their back as molestation

Chess tutor held for molesting students

The chess tutor who was booked for molesting two students was arrested on Monday night from his residence in Dombivali. The tutor, Saurabh Barve (33), has told police that he was just patting the back of the students for doing well and the students misunderstood him. “He told us that he too has a daughter of their age and he cant think of molesting them and it is just a misunderstanding,” a police official from Nerul Police Station said. Barve was presented before the court on Tuesday and has been remanded in police custody till Wednesday. According to the complainant, the incident happened on Friday at his academy in Sector 21, Nerul. The mother of the victims,a 10-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother, confronted the tutor after which he apologised.

Raina Assainar

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