Three men on bike arrested for stalking and molesting two women in Mumbai
Men also assaulted the brother of one of the women and an onlooker who intervenedcities Updated: Oct 23, 2017 11:18 IST
Two women returning home in an auto-rickshaw after dinner at a Juhu hotel late on Saturday night were stalked and molested by three men on a bike, on one of Mumbai’s thoroughfares, the Juhu-Versova Link Road.
Around 2 am, the two women and the brother of one of them were on their way home on Yari Road in an auto when the three started following the vehicle, near the Geeta Nagar slum pocket. They kept passing lewd comments and demanded that the driver to stop the vehicle. When the driver tried to speed away, they overtook the auto and forced it to stop.
In the middle of the road, the accused tried to pull out one of the women, slapping and molesting her when she resisted. They molested the other woman too and manhandled her brother who intervened. The three also thrashed a passer-by who stopped to help the women. The woman’s brother and the passerby put up stiff resistance and prevented the trio from kidnapping one of the women.
An onlooker called the police who arrested the three men, identified as Rahul Revale, 25, Adil Khan, 21, and Yogesh Shevale, 24, who were suspected to be drunk.
A magistrate court remanded the three men in police custody for a day. “We have made them undergo a medical test. We are also trying to ascertain if they have a criminal record,” said a police officer from Versova police station, who did not wish to be named.
Police said they would examine CCTV footage from the vicinity. They have already recorded the statement of the brother and will record both women’s statements in the next few days.
One of the women and her brother were visiting their mother for Diwali and had gone to Juhu for dinner. There they met the other woman, a friend, and decided to return home together as they all live on Yari Road.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 00:29 IST