Mumbai: A video of a 28-year-old man being mercilessly assaulted aboard a neighborhood practice, allegedly after being caught red-handed whereas molesting a girl, went viral on social media on Monday. The accused, who was later handed over to the police by the irate mob, has been arrested by the Thane Authorities Railway Police (GRP).
In response to the Thane GRP, the accused has been recognized as Aftab Ansari, a resident of the Patra Chawl in Byculla. The police mentioned that he was intoxicated when he boarded the final compartment of a Thane-bound native practice from Dadar. The sufferer, too, was in the identical compartment and he or she felt him touching her inappropriately, making the most of the gang.
A short time later, because the practice began emptying out, Ansari was nonetheless persevering with his inappropriate behaviour, after which the lady raised an alarm. A number of male commuters instantly rushed ahead to her assist, and cornerned the accused. The video, which later surfaced on social media, exhibits Ansari being assaulted by the sufferer in addition to the lads, regardless of his repeated pleas for forgiveness.
“The accused was then dropped at the police station and handed over to us. We now have arrested him and charged him with outraging a girl’s modesty below the Indian Penal Code,” mentioned senior police inspector Pandharinath Kande, Thane GRP. He was subsequently handed over to the Kurla GRP, because the offence technically occurred of their jurisdiction.
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