Mumbai Crime: Man unzips pants in crowded BEST bus, touches woman inappropriately

Updated: Oct 06, 2019, 13:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

When the woman realized, she slapped him and alerted other commuters who handed him over to the police

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

A 22-year-old man was arrested for unzipping his pants in a crowded BEST bus and inappropriately touching a woman.

A  police officer was quoting by a report in The Times of India saying that initially the woman thought that the arrested, identified by the police as Rajendra Patil, a resident of Chembur, was pushing her as the bus was crowded. But the crowded eased out, Patil continued pushing her from behind, which is when she realized that he was getting close to her as he was leaning towards her.

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When she realized that Patil was getting inappropriately close to her, she saw him wearing a haversack slung from her shoulders, and his pants unzipped. She then immediately slapped Patil and alerted other commuters onboard the bus. The police officer further said that when Patil was caught red-handed, he tried zipping his pants. Other commuters directed the driver of the bus towards the Marine Drive police station where he was handed over to the police officers.

The officer also added that Patil has been charged with outraging a woman’s modesty and sexual harassment, following which he was sent into custody.

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