Mumbai: 12 cases of molestation on local trains
A 19-year-old was arrested from suburban Borivli for flashing a woman in the ladies compartment of a local train in May, a Government Railway Police (GRP) official said on Monday. The incident occurred on May 24 when the woman boarded the ladies coach at Borivli station. The man, identified as Raju Papu, boarded an adjacent compartment for the handicapped, which is separated by a grill, and unzipped his trouser. The girl snapped a picture of the man and posted it on a social networking site. Incidentally, when she contacted the railway helpline to complain about the man, the operator refused to aid her in any way and only laughed at her predicament and disconnected the call. Using that photo, police began gathering information about the accused, the official said. Police came to know that the accused was a vagrant and started looking for him at various footpaths in the nearby areas.
The incident took place at around 2:48 pm on February 1 2016, on a Dahanu-Churchgate local train on the Western line. A man entered the women’s compartment, stripped and started advancing to molest the women in the compartment. According to eye witnesses, the man appeared to be mentally unstable and his actions led to panic among the women passengers. When the train stopped at Andheri, the commuters in other compartments thrashed the man and other ladies too intervened. You can watch the video here.
A man flashed a group of women twice while they were walking on the promenade at Carter Road in Bandra, at 11pm on March 21 and then disappeared by jumping into the mangroves next to the promenade. The police, on the women's complaint, searched the entire spot but could not find the man and kept vigil for several days at the spot after the incident. According to the four women, the incident occured around 11 pm on Saturday, as they were walking towards their car parked close to the spot of the incident. They heard the man calling out to them and when he got their attentionhe flashed them. They said he was camouflaged in the dark behind the mangroves. The police searched for the man but could not locate him. He was later caught and charged with several charges including outraging the modesty of a woman.
In yet another instance that shows how unsafe local trains are for women, a 22-year-old MBA student sitting in the ladies compartment in a Churchgate-bound train was stripped and molested by a young man who then jumped off before he could get caught. Once the man boarded and saw that no one was there, he proceeded to tear the woman’s clothes off and molested her. She was later covered up and taken to the nearest RPF post. The incident took place August 8, 2015. The man was later caught by the GRP after he was seen wearing the same clothes as he was wearing on the night of the incident. You watch the video of the crime here.
After being harassed by a pervert who kept flashing her for almost a week, a woman finally managed to teach him a sound lesson. The accused was caught red-handed, this time by her husband, while he was once again trying to flash her from the opposite building. On spotting him from the kitchen window of her flat in Dadar, the woman immediately called her husband, who caught the man identified as Prashant Nawalkar alias Amit (35) and registered a complaint with the Dadar Police. Though Amit was arrested and produced in court, he was later granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 15,000. The incident occurred on Marc h 27, 2017
A professor from a renowned SoBo college was on her way home on Saturday when she became a victim to a pervert's vulgar advances. Not only did he chase her and flash her, but after getting her attention, he started masturbating in front of her. She managed to get a policeman to chase him down and nab him. He was identified as Raigad native, Manoj Mohite, 39. The incident occurred on July 24th at Churchgate
The shameful incident took place on December 22. A partially blind girl was molested on a local train and on complaining to the cops, the police launched a man hunt looking for the perpetrator known only as Amit. The victim, a 23-year-old, second-year law student who lives in a hostel in Churchgate was travelling to Mumbai Central. On December 22, 2016, the woman took an Andheri-bound train from Churchgate. It was when she was waiting for her train that the perpetrator approached her and misguided her into the luggage compartment. He then proceeded to hold her and tell her that he loved her and wanted to marry her. What made matters worse was that he knew her name and even addressed her by that. The accused had told the girl that his name was Amit which helped the police start looking for the man.
The police have arrested the man who masturbated at a 22-year-old woman in the wee hours of June 29 at CST. Isha Chitnis was about to board the Tapovan Express to go to Nashik with another female colleague. She had even shot a video of the man in the act, but it did not deter him. The police traced the pervert with the help of CCTV footage later that week. It is learnt that a constable Chitnis had approached had not taken action then. Police said, "The constable who was present at that time didn’t inform this incident to his superior, and the department has decided to take strict action against him."
The Kurla GRP has arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly molesting a commuter on the local train Thursday night. The man, identified as Mohanlal Sharma, works at Navi Mumbai. The complainant, who lives in Ghatkopar and runs a mobile phone store in Chembur, caught a train from Kurla around 9.30pm on August 28, 2016. As the train left the station, he felt something poking him in his back. He turned and told Sharma to move back a little. After a while he realized that something was being rubbed against his back, and when he turned back to shout at the man he saw that the man’s trousers were unzipped and he was pleasuring himself. Fellow commuters caught Sharma and handed him over to the railway police at Ghatkopar station. The accused told the police that it was someone else who had molested the complainant and he had been targeted unnecessarily.
A serial molester was recently caught after a college student complained about the man, who flashed her while she was on her way to college on July 12th. The man, identified as Kalpesh Devgare, was later arrested on July 13th after the police found that he had several cases filed against him in multiple police stations across Mumbai. Following his arrest, the police got to know that Devgare was previously charged with molestation, kidnapping and flashing girls. Cases against him have been registered at Vakola, Dindoshi, Parksite, Ghatkopar, Govandi, Deonar, Malad and other police stations
Sunil Vithal Gaikwad, a resident of Govandi, and a staff member of a catering company in Koparkhairane, had an unusual kink; he enjoyed lurking around railway platforms, with his fly unzipped or his pants down, especially in those spaces on the platform where women congregate to board the ladies' compartment. As soon as he caught the attention of a female onlooker, by whistling or calling out to her, he would start stimulating himself, turned on by his public erotic display. His escapades finally came to a stop after a 22-year-old girl blew the whistle on Gaikwad's revolting antics, staff members of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested him on on the evening of Jun 24th. He claimed that he enjoyed the act, and would do it just for fun. Though the boy had been indulging in this 'pleasurable' act on a regular basis for the past 15 days, he could only be arrested after being caught red-handedly on the evening of Jun 24, 2017
A woman jumped from a speeding train near Ara junction in Bihar to escape from a man who was trying to molest her, say reports. You can watch the video here
Video courtesy: NDTV