Mumbai Crime: Man molests pregnant woman in train at Andheri, arrested

Updated: Dec 10, 2019, 14:11 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The accused molested the woman in a compartment reserved for specially-abled commuters, taking advantage of the peak hours.

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A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP) for molesting a pregnant woman in the Andheri railway station while boarding a train’s specially-abled compartment. The accused was identified as Amrish Dhakan, a Borivli resident, Hindustan Times reported.

According to the police, the incident happened on Friday evening when Dhakan and the woman were boarding the train compartment reserved for specially-abled commuters during the peak hours. Taking advantage of the crowd, Dhakan molested the woman, who ignored him first. When he molested her again, the woman screamed and alerted other passengers who then caught him and later handed him over to the police.

Dhakan was arrested under section 354 A of Indian Penal Code, charging him of sexual harassment through physical contact and explicit sexual overtures, the police said. Adding that further probe of the case is underway.

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