4-year-old molested in Usgao school toilet


Ponda police on Wednesday arrested one Vinod Mascarenhas, 37, a resident of Bali Juvem at Usgao in Ponda for outraging the modesty of a 4-year-old kindergarten student of an Usgao school. Mascarenhas was employed by the school administrator and allegedly molested the child when she was playing in the garden during the recess on Tuesday morning. The matter came to light when the girl's mother took her child to a private medical practitioner in Ponda late Tuesday evening. Ponda police said the accused lured the child by assuring her a chocolate and took her to a toilet in the school and allegedly molested her.
"The victim received a deep abrasion made by the accused's nails on her private parts. Unaware of this the child went home but while having bath she complained of pain in the area and her mother took her to a Ponda nursing home and the doctor informed us," Ponda police said. The girl was immediately counseled and revealed the name of the accused. Based on her statement and complaint by her mother, police arrested Mascarenhas.[TOI]