The Bandra GRP has finally cracked the case of a 23-year-old partially-blind law student being molested in a local train. The arrested accused has been identified as Rohit Nandu (33), a businessman from Dahisar.
CCTV footage of the accused
The shameful incident took place on December 22. A police officer said, "We searched call details of over 54,000 people following the incident. We verified details of each and every person, which was a very tiring and lengthy process."
A police officer said, "The accused is habitual. We are taking statements and further investigations are on.”
mid-day had carried an article on January 12, (Blind girl molested in local train. Cops scan 52,000 people in search of one Amit). The accused had told the girl that his name was Amit.
On December 22, the woman took an Andheri-bound train from Churchgate. She knew this train would halt at platform 2 upon arriving at Andheri, which would require her to take the foot over bridge to head towards her destination. To avoid this, she got down at Khar station so she could take the next Borivli train, which would stop directly at platform 1 in Andheri.
She waited at the designated spot for the handicapped compartment, but was misdirected by a stranger, told her the coach had gone a little ahead, and led her ahead, into the luggage compartment instead. The 23-year-old distinctly remembers that the man was wearing full sleeves that brushed by her arm. Once they had boarded the coach, it became apparent that the man knew her.
Addressing her by her name, he said, “Hi, I am Amit. I love you very much and I want to marry you. Please tell your parents or give me your address; I will speak to them.”
The law student responded that she did not know him. But as the train neared Andheri, he mounted the pressure and began to demand that she accept his proposal. But when the woman shouted for help, he panicked, got off the train and fled.