Panaji: A trial court in Goa on Saturday sent a 39-year-old truck driver to nine days of police remand for molesting a five-year-old girl.
The incident took place on Friday when a naval officer had engaged the accused, Sudesh Parab, to transport his luggage out of his house at the Naval Officers` Residential Area (NOFRA) in Dabolim, 30 km from here.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Lawrence D`Souza said that Parab, a resident of Maharashtra, lured the victim while she was playing with a group of children near the house, and took her to his mini-truck`s cabin to molest her.
"The girl complained to her mother after which locals caught the driver and beat him up. Later, he was handed over to police," D`Souza said.