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Man arrested for molesting woman at a railway station in Mumbai

If convicted, the accused can be sentenced to one year of life imprisonment.

mumbai Updated: Feb 26, 2017 20:56 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Mumbai news

The victim raised an alarm and an alert commuter helped her nab the accused.(Pic for Representation)

The Mumbai Central Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a 26-year-old youth for allegedly molesting a 26-year-old woman while she was getting out of a slow local train at the Dadar railway station on Thursday evening.

According to the GRP, the victim works at Churchgate and stays in Dadar. She took a slow Virar bound local train from Churchgate and got down at Dadar railway platform number 1.

When the victim was in the train, a man was standing behind her and the arrested accused, Hafiz Shaikh, 26, a resident of Mira road, was standing behind him. Around 6.50 pm, as the train stopped at Dadar station, Shaikh allegedly pushed the man onto the victim, and then touched her inappropriately. The victim raised an alarm and an alert commuter, Sandip Bhurvane, 47, helped her nab Shaikh.

They took him to the GRP constable seated at the railway station, and who led them to the Mumbai Central GRP, where an FIR was registered under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code for sexual harassment. If convicted, the accused can be sentenced to one year of life imprisonment.

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