Horrifying! Former scientist arrested in Maharashtra for allegedly sexually abusing 'adopted' girls

A retired scientist from Nagpur sexually abused three minor girls whom he had adopted.

Nagpur: In a horrifying incident, a retired scientist from Nagpur has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three minor girls whom he had reportedly adopted.

As per a report in NDTV, Maqsood Ansari, 72, a former scientist with NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) was arrested after the 16-year-old girl, whom he had adopted, filed a police complaint.

She alleged that the scientist had been abusing her since she was in Class 1. She also said that two younger girls, aged 11 and six-and-half-years, were also sexually abused.

The report further said that the man had offered to marry the girl and had threatened all three of them against informing the authorities.

The media house quoted the police as saying that Ansari was married at least twice, but could not father a biological child.

Both his wives had left him and later he had adopted the girls at a young age.

The girls were rescued by the police after the eldest girl approached a non-profit organisation through a friend's family.

They were shifted to a government shelter.

Meanwhile, Ansari is said to have been charged with rape and under provisions of Protection of Children From Sexual Offences or POCSO Act.