On Thursday, a 43-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to forcibly kiss a woman commuter in Navi Mumbai by the Railway Protection Force (RPF), said media reports. According to CNN-News18, the identified accused Naresh Joshi molested the woman while she was waiting to board a local train to Ghansoli for work.
“We have registered a case under IPC section 354 (A) (sexual harassment) and are investigating the matter,” inspector Krishna Kadam at Vashi was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror. The whole incident had been captured on CCTV camera footage, which was being monitored by an RPF team. After the team witness the accused suspiciously hanging around the station premises after molesting the woman, constables were rushed to the spot. The police next approached the victim and based on her directions traced the suspect to a subway, the Firstpost reported the Mumbai Mirror report.
A 23-year-old man, in a similar incident in January, was arrested for abusing and forcibly kissing his ex-girlfriend in public on Carter road in Mumbai, Hindustan Times had reported. The woman had alleged that when she was with her friends on Carter road, the accused blocked her path and forcibly kissed her. An 18-year-old girl was allegedly molested in another incident in the same month on a Mumbai-bound express train. The victim had tweeted to police while she was traveling in the Konark Express about her “harassment by an unidentified molester”.