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Man forcibly tries to kiss woman commuter at Turbhe railway station in Navi Mumbai, arrested

A 43-year-old man was on Thursday arrested in Navi Mumbai by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) after he allegedly tried to forcibly kiss a woman commuter, said media reports.

The accused, identified as Naresh Joshi, molested the woman while she was waiting to board a local train to Ghansoli for work, according to CNN-News18.

“We have registered a case under IPC section 354 (A) (sexual harassment) and are investigating the matter,” Krishna Kadam, inspector at Vashi was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The entire incident was caught on CCTV camera feed, which was being monitored by an RPF team. When the team saw the accused suspiciously hanging around the station premises after molesting the woman, constables were rushed to the spot. The police then approached the victim and based on her directions traced the accused to a subway, said the Mumbai Mirror report.

In a similar incident in January, a 23-year-old man was arrested for abusing and forcibly kissing his ex-girlfriend in public on Carter road in Mumbai, Hindustan Times had reported.

The woman had said that when she was with her friends on Carter Road, the accused blocked her path and forcibly kissed her.

In another incident in the same month, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly molested on an Mumbai-bound express train. The victim had tweeted to police about her "harassment by an unidentified molester" while she was travelling in the Konark Express.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2018 09:26 AM

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