Mumbai, January 28 : A 19-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday for allegedly kissing a 17-year-old girl in front of her mother at a busy marketplace in Koparkhairane on Saturday. A Senior inspector of Koparkhairane police station informed that the teenagers were well acquainted with each other and shared a communication between them.

“The girl’s mother lodged a complaint as he expressed his love for her daughter in public and kissed the girl. A criminal offence has been lodged and he was booked under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act besides other sections,” said Satish Gaikwad to the Media.

The incident reportedly happened last Saturday afternoon, when the boy saw the girl with her mother, and approached her. Suddenly after that he  inadvertently went ahead and kissed her on the neck, according to the account of the bystanders and police officials . The police complaint has also said that the boy has threatened the girl’s mother. He is alleged to  have told her  – “you do not know what I can do,”.

According to the accounts of another police officer, the boy and the minor girl were in some sort of a romantic relationship. The  girl’s parents had although recently asked her to avoid meeting him further. (ALSO READ: Why hasn’t she replied to  your love email yet?). 

“Feeling threatened, the girl’s mother lodged a police complaint… We’re trying to counsel the teenagers,” a police official was quoted as saying.

The boy has been sent to judicial custody while the girl who is also well acquainted and her friend is reportedly upset about how the entire incident has transpired, police officials have informed.