Trainer arrested for molesting teenage gymnast in Chennai

Chennai: The city police are conducting an inquiry with a 30-year-old man who allegedly molested a minor who is a State level gymnast.

According to the police, the complaint was filed by the 13-year-old girl’s father. The trainer was imparting relaxation techniques when he ‘inappropriately touched and molested her’, the police said.

The complaint was registered at Adyar All-Women Police and the police nabbed Mahesh (30), a resident of Thiruvotriyur. He is booked under Pocso Act. Mahesh has been visiting the girl’s house to conduct sessions on relaxation techniques in gymnastics.

The girl, a student of a private school and resident of Uthandi raised an alarm when the incident took place.

Mahesh then fled the spot. The girl’s father filed a complaint with the city police online following which action was taken. Police are finding out if he has committed such crimes in the past.