Authorities identified the man as Mohammed Irshad, a Muslim resident of Sabzi Bagh, who worked part time as a plumber.
According to the police report, Irshad lured 8-10 years old girl by showing them toffees, then took them to some isolated area where he would molest the girls, show them dirty videos on his cell phone, and beat them up if they refused to obey his commands.
The man, as reported had molested half a dozen girls in the past month spreading a sense of fear in the area as parents kept their girls indoor preventing them from going outside and play with their friends.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj, talking to the reporters said that upon hearing multiple complaints from Sabzi Bagh residents, police came up with a plan to nab the serial molester.
Taking advantage of the surveillance cameras installed on many buildings in the area, police identified the perpetrator. After that, several plain-clothed policemen were deployed to keep an eye on any suspicious activity. The break came on Saturday morning when parents, with the help of police, let some children play outside their homes in the hope of catching the predator in action.
Soon enough, Irshad was seen walking towards a girl who was trying to climb a stairway to get to her home. He grabbed the girl and put his hand on her mouth to stop her from screaming and started to drag her downstairs.
At that point, police sprang into action and rescued the girl from Irshad’s clutches. Angry parents, in spite of the presence of police, beat up the man before handing him over to the law enforcement officials.
The SSP said Irshad who has confessed of his crime would be tried in a Speedy Trial Court.