A 29-year-old security guard has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly molesting women by entering hostels and houses, police said on Sunday.
The accused, Srikant Chaturvedi, seems to be a pervert who has been allegedly involved in many such incidents occurred in Vijay Nagar area in the last 15 days, a police officer said.
“Chaturvedi used to follow women whom he wanted to target up to their houses or hostels. He would sneak inside in night and cut their undergarments using a scissor or a blade when they are asleep. He used to flee when his victim raised alarm,” said Vijay Nagar police station incharge Tehzeeb Qazi.
Chaturvedi was held on Friday night after a woman, in whose house he had entered, raised an alarm, he said.
The accused has admitted to his involvement in at least ten such incidents.
“Police have obtained a year-old CCTV grab in which the accused is seen entering a women’s hostel. He is also identified in another such footage. The accused appears to be sexually deviant,” Mr Qazi said.
Chaturvedi had also targeted a minor girl, he said.
He has been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and sections 458 (house-trespass in night after preparation for hurt, assault), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.