Teenage girl molested by youth in Haryana

Faridabad: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a youth in Sector-55 area here, police said today.

In her police complaint, the girl has claimed that she was on way to a nearby shop on Friday around 8:30 pm when the accused Akash (18) caught hold of her and molested her.

On hearing the girl scream, her parents rushed to help her while the youth escaped, a police official said.

On the basis of her complaint, a case under Section 354A (sexual harassment) of the IPC and relevant section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered in Sector-55 police station yesterday, he said.

A probe has been initiated in this connection, Investigating Officer ASI Rajkumari said.