A 32-year-old Navy officer from Visakhapatnam was arrested in Colaba for allegedly groping a 27-year-old woman doctor when he was drunk on Sunday.
The woman raised an alarm after which passers-by chased and bashed him up. He was later handed over to the police.
According to Colaba police, the incident took place somewhere around 1am at the BEST junction in Colaba.
She had arrived at a popular hotel in Colaba to have a dinner with her female friend. The hotelier asked them to wait for an hour as there was a lot of rush due to the weekend. She decided to kill time and went for a joyride in the area on her friend’s two-wheeler. Later, they received a call from the hotelier that seats were available.
They had stopped the two-wheeler to take the phone call at the BEST junction when the alleged accused, identified as Sanjaysingh Chouhan, came from behind and groped the woman. The woman shouted for help and passers-by chased Chouhan. He was caught and beaten up by the crowd before being handed over to the Colaba police. A magistrate’s court sent him to judicial custody.