A US-based businessperson flew from the US to Mumbai on January 2 2020, and lodged a complaint at the Andheri (W) police station.Little did Music Bharat Panchal (aka Raju) knew that he would be behind bars very soon.
According to the police complaint lodged by the businessperson, Music Teacher Raju molested her daughter, who was 12 at that time, over three years.
The girl’s family left to the US in 2010, and since then the girl was having nightmares.
‘My daughter had sleepless nights over the past decade.She used to wake up in the middle of the night and scream.
After going through counselling for 5 years, she opened up.My daughter disclosed that she was molested by music teacher Raju, who used to teacher her while were in Mumbai.I want other victims also to open up, and nail this man’, said the girl’s father.
‘That guy used to show my daughter obscene photographs, and asked her to come in loose dresses.
She tried to tell me once, but she stopped in between.This happened while she was studying in Grade 4, and until her Grade 7’, the girl’s father added.
Upon seeing Panchal at the police station, the girl screamed and shouted pointing that he is the one before the police took him into custody..