New Delhi: An Indian Army jawan was arrested by the Agra Railway Police for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in a train. 30-year-old M Gangaiya was taken into police custody after a zero FIR was filed in Agra Cantt Police Station.

The incident came to light after the teenage girl’s father who was aboard the Navyug Express sent a tweet regarding the molestation.

“A tweet was sent by the father of the victim while aboard Navyug Express. When the train stopped at Agra, the GRP and military personnel apprehended the jawan. An FIR has been filed under Sections of 354A (explicit sexual overtures) and Sections 7/8 of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The case will be handed over to the Delhi Police since the incident occurred there,” said Vijay Singh, Station House Officer (Agra Cantt).

The incident happened when the family who were seated in A1 coach and had three different seats, requested the jawan to exchange his seat. It is when the train halted at a stop in New Delhi and the girl’s the father got down to purchase food while the mother took the girl’s younger sibling to the washroom that the jawan molested the victim.

The girl later told her parents after which the father tweeted to the Railway Police on social media. The ticket-manager also helped the parents. The girl’s father alleged that the jawan touched the girl inappropriately in their absence.

The girl’s statement was recorded by the General Railway Police in front of her parents.