Retired Assistant Sub-Inspector Dattaray Narayan JadhavRetired Assistant Sub-Inspector Dattaray Narayan Jadhav

The Railway Police Force (RPF) left a youth, nabbed by a retired Assistant Sub-Inspector last night for harassing a girl, with a warning.

Retired Assistant Sub-Inspector Dattaray Narayan Jadhav (57), who has a slight handicap in his left hand, was returning home to Dombivli when the incident took place in the Karjat-CST local. He said, “At 7.36 pm the train reach Badlapur railway station. I was in the handicapped compartment, when a youth hopped in. Now, the handicapped section is just behind the ladies compartment. As soon as he entered, I heard women screaming ‘Catch him’. When I asked the guy, he told they are mad people and I should ignore it.”

Jadhav said soon after, two women boarded the handicapped compartment at Ambarnath and started abusing him. “The youth kicked one of them and slapped her. When I intervened the girl (in her 20s), said the youth had been harassing her since a month. She said just like today, he had stalked her to her office on Wednesday. I nabbed the youth from fleeing and some others informed the RPF.”

However, Jadhav said, when the train reached Ulhasnagar, the youth was handed over to RPF, but they released him with a warning. He said, “They didn’t even register a case against him. I saw the youth threaten the girl after he was left by the RPF, saying he will avenge this incident. What if he did attack her any day from now?”

Screen grab from the video in which the culprit can be seen
Screen grab from the video in which the culprit can be seen

Sources said, fearing for her life, the girl also refused to register a complaint. But Jadhav said a video clip has been procured which clearly shows the face of the culprit.

Speaking to mid-day, Kalyan Government Railway Police Senior Police Inspector, A Rane said, “I am not aware about the incident.”