Mumbai cops arrest man who masturbated in front of two women

Mumbai city news: On Wednesday, the police arrested mason Ashok Pradhan, 20, from the CSTM itself after studying CCTV footage.
By Megha Sood | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2017 08:43 PM IST

Three days after a woman put up a video on how a man masturbated in front of two women on the Nanded-bound Tapovan Express at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the railway police have identified and arrested him.

In the video, one of the women who left Mumbai by the Tapovan Express on June 29, is seen showing the video to a police constable and asking for help. According to the woman, the policeman went with her to the spot, but later told her the man might have a reserved seat and asked her to move to another compartment.

The police took note of the incident only after the video, tagging railway minister, went viral.

On Wednesday, the police arrested mason Ashok Pradhan, 20, from the CSTM itself after studying CCTV footage.

He has been charged under sections 354 (outraging modesty of a woman) and section 509 (word, gesture or action intended to outrage modesty) of the Indian penal code (IPC).

The constable who did not help the women has been suspended.

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