A man, who allegedly engaged in vulgar act before a US woman in Mumbai, was on Tuesday booked by Mumbai police on charges of outraging her modesty.
"We have registered an FIR under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult modesty of a woman) of IPC and recorded the statement of the complainant," said Vinay Gadgil, senior inspector of Colaba police station.
"We are searching the accused through the photograph, which the complainant has given to us," he added.
On Monday morning, when Maryanna Abdo, a US national, was walking in Colaba area of South Mumbai a man allegedly indulged in vulgar act in front of her, following which police launched a hunt for the accused.
The incident came to public notice when Maryanna Abdo tweeted about it, and her tweet soon went viral on Twitter and Facebook.
On Monday morning I tweeted a picture of a man who had behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner towards me here in Mumbai.— Maryanna Abdo (@MaryAbdo) August 18, 2015
I wanted to say thank you for the overwhelming support I have received from so many people across India about this incident.— Maryanna Abdo (@MaryAbdo) August 18, 2015
The victim mentioned about two men, who where passing-by and came to her help when she raised an alarm.
Meanwhile, an official told PTI that the woman, through a direct message on Twitter, was informed about the telephone number of Joint CP so that she could register the complaint.
"She replied Thank You, police have been in touch and I am grateful to you," the official said.
She tweeted that she had taken down the picture as the police was handling the matter.
I am now in touch with the police here and am handing this matter over to them. I have therefore decided to take down the picture.— Maryanna Abdo (@MaryAbdo) August 18, 2015