A family visiting a pizza parlour in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra was shocked when a middle-aged Muslim man started brazenly molesting one of their minor daughters and pulling her hand, and then sat down to eat at the same table despite the family’s protestations.
In the incident from Oct 2016, the man first placed his hand near the girl’s chest and then went on to grab her hand, as the CCTV footage shows.
A case was registered against the molester after the family reported the incident to the police. The Nizampura police in Bhiwandi (a Muslim-majority city within Thane district) announced a reward of Rs 10,000 to whoever helps them nab the pervert. It is not known whether the man has since been arrested.
The suspect can be seen in a beard and wearing a white kurta and skullcap in the CCTV footage. This brazen act of pervertness was done by the man despite the fact that the minor girl was sitting surrounded by her family members. The girl was first uncertain of what the man was doing, but soon she grew uncomfortable and complained to her mother, who was sitting opposite to her.
Even as the mother was yelling at the man, he brazenly sat down at the same table and stared at the girl. Outraged by this, the entire family got up and the mother demanded that the staffers throw the man out of the restaurant, after which he disappeared from the spot.
A report in mid-day.com on the incident says:
“The cops registered a case of molestation under Section 354 of the IPC and have formed teams to nab the molester. Senior Police Inspector SV Jadhav of Nizampura police station told mid-day, “I have personally announced a bounty of Rs 10,000, if someone will give us details of this man. If the family or the pizzeria staff had come to us at that time, we would have arrested him. But they came three hours later. The CCTV footage shows the suspect in a beard and wearing a white kurta and skullcap. We are recording statements of people present at the restaurant and have launched a hunt for the man.””
This shocking incident created hardly a flutter in MSM news cycle at the time, with most national media outlets giving it a pass. ‘Gau Rakshak terror’ & ‘Rising Intolerance’ narratives were MSM’s favourite back then – fake news such as “Gau rakshaks bully Mum exec for ‘cow’ leather bag” was hyped as it helped establish that narrative. Muslims, Christians and Dalits (depending on the perpetrator) are the designated victims in the Lutyens’ worldview, hence this case of a Muslim man brazenly molesting a minor girl was not considered ‘news worthy’ despite the clear-cut CCTV footage.
What makes the situation even worse is the denial of the crime, despite such unambiguous evidence, by sections of Muslims brainwashed by fundamentalist Islamic theology which permits marriage and sexual relations with minor girls who have attained puberty. This disgusting comment below the video posted by Dainik Bhaskar, being a case in point –
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