Mumbai: A Kingfisher Airlines pilot has been arrested on charges of molesting an eight-year-old girl at his residence in suburban Kandivali, police said on Thursday.
The accused, Uday Singh Rawat (39) lured the girl to his residence by promising her chocolates on Tuesday evening and tried to assault her sexually, they said.
She was playing with her friends in the premises of her residential building Oberoi Park when the accused, who also resides in the same building, took her to his house, said
Anant Kenjale, senior inspector at Samta Nagar police station.
The girl went with him because she knew Rawat. The accused subsequently started abusing her sexually when the victim got scared and started crying, he added.
The traumatised girl later narrated the incident to her father, the officer said.
Following an inquiry, Rawat was arrested yesterday, he said adding the accused was remanded to judicial custody by a local court. He later applied for bail which was granted by the court.
Rawat, who is a divorcee, has been living alone since long time. For the last four years, he has been working with the Kingfisher airlines as a pilot, the officer added.
However, the girl`s father alleged the accused had also taken the help of his housemaid to get his daughter into Rawat`s residence.
Her father demanded that the maid should also be held guilty, police said, adding further probe was on.