Rehan Qureshi, a 34-year-old pedophile, who had created a terror in four cities of Maharashtra was arrested by the Navi Mumbai police from Mira Road area. The accused has15 cases of rape and molestation registered against him in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar region. During the interrogation, Qureshi revealed many shocking details.
DCP of Navi Mumbai crime branch, Tushar Dosi said, "Accused Rehan has been active since last 4 years. First time in 2015 he had molested a minor girl. From there, his spree of raping and molesting minor girls had started. Rehan was a salesman, so he had to visit many places to meet vendors. During such visits, he looks for his potential targets. Before committing any offence he used to do the recce for hours. He targeted only 8-13 yr old girls because they were soft targets for him.
According to police sources, for him, it was very easy to win the trust of this age group of girls & such girls used to get very frightened when he terrorised them.
Accused Rehan told investigators that in the last four years, he had raped and molested many girls in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar district. He targeted girls whenever he got an opportunity. He had not kept a record of his offences. Accused Qureshi also accepted that he didn’t even remember the faces of victim girls.
15 cases have been registered against accused Rehan Qureshi so far. But there are several other incidents in which the parents of victims have not registered a case. As accused himself accepted that he had raped many other girls, that’s why, Navi Mumbai police has appealed those parents to come forward and register a case against Rehan
After series of rape cases, police had put up the poster of accused in many parts of the city. Rehan Qureshi was fully aware that police had launched a manhunt to nab him. To avoid getting arrested, Rehan stopped using taxi, auto or bus for traveling, and he only used crowded local train as transport mode. He took all precautions but at the end he failed.