THANE: A 19-year-old boy was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for molesting a minor girl in 2014. Mohammad Tausif Sadar Khan, was also been fined Rs 7,500.

Prosecutor Ujawala Moholkar told the court that the accused worked at a supermarket in and the incident took place on August 16, 2014, around noon, when the girl, then 8, had gone to buy bread and eggs . The girl returned crying and informed her mother.

The defence told the court Khan was mopping an oil spill from a tin when the girl slipped on it. The court was told that Khan helped her get up but she started weeping and ran home. She later came with her mother. “Khan was beaten up though he tried to explain how he had helped the girl,” said the defence.
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