The accused has been identified as Pandurang Kisanrao Dandekar, a retired employee of the state’s irrigation department.
According to police sources, Dandekar used to roam around on a moped in Beltarodi area for the last few days. “The accused used to target women and girls walking on road by offering lift. Once the woman or girl sat on his moped, the accused used to molest them while driving the two-wheeler,” police said.
“Dandekar reportedly used to threaten the victims of dire consequences if they file complaint against him,” said police.
Three days ago, he allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old student by offering her lift. The girl narrated the incident to her mother, who lodged a complaint with Beltarodi police.