In a shocking incident, a man tried to forcibly kiss a female commuter at Turbhe station in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. The incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed at the station.
The video shows the man approaching the woman and trying to pull her towards him in a bid to kiss her. By the time the victim regains her composure, the molester casually walks away from the scene.
The 21-year-old female commuter, a resident of Vikhroli, was reportedly waiting to board a local train to Ghansoli for work when the accused tried to molest her. The incident took place around 11:30 am.
Assistant sub-inspector D K Sharma from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) team was monitoring the CCTV feed when the incident took place. He immediately directed RPF constables Nilesh Dalvi and Rahul Kumar to speak to the victim.
After speaking to her and taking her verbal complaint, the constables took directions from Sharma and managed to nab the accused at the subway near platform 2.
The 43-year-old, identified as Naresh Kurnashankar Joshi, was detained and taken for questioning. He confessed to the crime after being questioned by Inspector Lokesh Sagar and his team at the RPF office in Turbhe.
The Ghansoli resident was subsequently handed over to Vashi GRP for further action.
“We have registered a case under IPC section 354 (A) (sexual harassment) and are investigating the matter,” Krishna Kadam, inspector at Vashi GRP, told Mumbai Mirror.
The RPF team was lauded by seniors for their proactive approach and quick action.
“Sharma and his team showed great presence of mind while carrying out their duty. We have conveyed our appreciation for the same,” said Sachin Bhalode, senior divisional security commissioner of Central Railway, told the daily.
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