Two held for molesting girl near Hornbill Nest

Port Blair
28 Aug 2017

The police staff of PS Aberdeen has arrested two accused who were wanted in a case of molestation of a young  girl near Hornbill Nest. On 26-08-2017, the PCR Van on patrolling duty near Horn Bill Nest informed police station Aberdeen that two accused  persons have molested a minor girl near Horn Bill Nest, close to Corbyn's Cove and they had run away from the spot taking benefit of rain and darkness.
Accordingly, a case was registered at PS Aberdeen under sections of molestation  and  POCSO Act on the complaint of the minor girl against two unknown persons. The girl told that she, along with his friend, was going towards Corbyn's Cove beach for sightseeing via Mazar Pahar on a Motor Cycle on 26th August. When they reached near Hornbill Nest resort, it started raining suddenly, so they took shelter under a tree. After sometime, a motorcycle stopped nearby, from which two unknown persons stepped down and identified themselves as police personnel and started questioning them.
Suddenly, one of them started hitting her friend and the other one pulled her into the jungle and assaulted her with the intent to outrage her modesty. However, her friend ran for help and came across a PCR van on patrolling duty, who took prompt action and recovered the girl. However, the accused had fled away taking advantage of the cover of darkness.
After registration of the case, the investigation was taken up by SHO PS and the special team consisting of HC Vijay Shankar, HC V. Hentho, PC Shiv Kumar and  PC Suresh was deployed to trace out the unknown person. The girl and her friend gave an approximate idea about the height, age and appearance of the alleged persons. The special team put all possible efforts to locate the culprits.
Based on human intelligence, the culprits were identified as Abdul Ramzan r/o Junglighat and Amir Mohammed r/o Mazar Pahar. The team located both the accused from their  addresses and were brought to Police Station for identification, wherein the victim and her friend identified both of them. During interrogation, they accepted their guilt and told that they were also passing from the same area and as soon as they saw the girl and boy, they wanted to have some adventure and hence they pretended to be police officers. They hit the boy and wanted to take the girl inside the jungle but she was defiant and at the same time a PCR van came patrolling towards them. Hence, they became nervous and left the girl and ran away in the dark.
The special team has worked hard in cracking this blind case and has put in tremendous efforts. The entire operation took place under  the direction of Inspr. A. K. Singh, SHO PS Aberdeen and overall supervision of SDPO (SA) Mr  Nishant Gupta. The public have been requested to share information with Police in full confidence so that such anti- social elements are brought to justice and may pass such information to  03192-232400 (PS Aberdeen), 250525 (PS Pahargaon), 232232 (PS Chatham), 258411 (PS Bamboo Flat), 224934 (PS Ograbraj), 287590 (PS Humfrygunj), 282405 (PS Havelock), 284208 (PS Hut Bay) and  282602 (PS Neil Island).