Mumbai crime: Man gropes foreigner, nabbed by alert cops

Published: Oct 22, 2013, 08:15 IST | Shiva Devnath

Oshiwara police arrested 30-year-old Gaurav Gupta, who tried to flee the spot after allegedly molesting a 24-yr-old UK national outside a restaurant in Lokhandwala

A 30-year-old man allegedly molested a 24-year-old UK national while she was collecting a parcel from a restaurant in Lokhandwala yesterday.

The incident occurred when the victim stepped out of an auto rickshaw, while two of her female friends were still seated in the vehicle.

Speaking up: The 24-year-old UK national registers a molestation case against Gaurav Gupta (belowt) at Oshiwara police station

The accused, identified as Gaurav Gupta, works as a salesman for a farsan company. Gupta groped the victim while she was waiting to collect her parcel, and ran from the spot. The victim’s screams alerted the people around her.

“By the time, the woman realised what was happening, the man had already started to run. The woman then raised an alarm,” said Ravindra Patil, assistant police inspector at Oshiwara police station.

Hearing the woman’s screams, locals in the area started chasing the accused, who had by then started sprinting.”

Three constables who were on duty near Mega Mall were alerted by the chaos at the restaurant.

Two of the constables then chased the accused and nabbed him. Police claim that the women are students of Mumbai University, and also take up part-time roles in Bollywood films. They reside in a flat in Lokhandwala.

Gupta, who is a resident of Mira Road, has been arrested on molestation charges. 

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from


Mumbai Crime: Man kills model after sex, stuffs body in suitcase

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK