Railway ticket checker arrested for molestation in AP

Mar 30, 2013, 11:14 IST | Agencies

A deputy chief ticket inspector was today arrested for allegedly making sexual advances towards a woman software professional on the Chennai-Ahmedabad Navjeevan Express in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

Government Railway Police sources said E Jaya Gopi, the accused, was drunk at the time.

He took the woman to an AC compartment on the pretext of collecting the fare difference, and allegedly made a pass at her.

She shouted for help and other passengers came to her rescue.

The 23-year-old woman had boarded the train in Chennai with a general ticket and had approached the accused for a reserved berth, said Gudur GRP Sub-Inspector K Srinivaschary.

Gopi was taken into custody at Gudur railway station and booked on the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman.

Railway authorities later suspended him from service.

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