Mumbai woman alone in ladies’ coach films masturbating man, helps cops nab him

Despite being the sole occupant of her compartment, the Mumbai woman refused to be intimidated and shot a seven-minute-long video of the man.
The woman filmed the man till Reay Road station.(HT File Photo)
The woman filmed the man till Reay Road station.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2017 08:05 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Returning from Bhaidooj celebrations, a 23-year-old woman travelling by a local train was flashed on Saturday.

She was the sole occupant of her compartment and refusing to be intimidated, she shot a seven-minute-long video of the man, which she submitted to the police.

Within 48 hours, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus government railway police (GRP) arrested the accused for outraging the woman’s modesty.

Police said the man, Karappa Patel, 30, is a daily-wage labourer and lives on a footpath in Masjid Bunder.

The woman lives in Nalasopara. She had gone to her brother’s house at Cuffe Parade on Friday evening and left for her office at 10am on Saturday. She boarded the ladies compartment of a Belapur local at 10.10am from CSMT. While standing near the footboard, she noticed that a man in the adjacent handicap coach had unzipped his pants. She said he soon began masturbating.

She took out her phone and filmed the man till Reay Road station.

“She alighted and boarded the next train to CSMT, where she asked us to register a complaint,” said Machindra Chavan, assistant commissioner of police (CR GRP).

Based on her statement and the video recording, the police registered a case and began hunting for the accused.

“We checked CCTV camera footage to find out where Patel alighted.We circulated the video among our staff so they could identify him,” added Chavan.

At 6am on Monday, police spotted Patel asleep on a bench outside CSMT station. “The woman identified Patel, following which we arrested him,” said Chavan.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Rubina Khanum (File pic)

    Removed from post, Rubina Khanum resigns from Samajwadi Party

    A day after being removed from Rubina's post of city unit president of Mahila Sabha, Aligarh, Rubina Khanum resigned from the primary membership of the Samajwadi Party for not being allowed to speak in 'national interest'. Known for her controversial statements, Khanum had recently spoken on Gyanvapi Mosque issue in Varanasi. I could not have expected more from Samajwadi Party. “She is free to leave the party as it does not matter,” added the district unit president for SP, Aligarh, Girish Yadav.

  • Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) Baljit Singh Daduwal .

    Daduwal derailing efforts of getting Sikh prisoners released: SGPC members

    AMRITSAR Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee members on Sunday accused Sikh preacher and president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) Baljit Singh Daduwal of derailing the joint efforts of getting Sikh prisoners lodged in various Indian jails released. Daduwal on Thursday submitted a letter to SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami seeking expulsion of the Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal from the panel constituted to pursue the release of Sikh prisoners.

  • Thackeray was to visit Ayodhya on June 5 though it created a stir as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Uttar Pradesh Brij Bhushan Singh said the MNS chief should apologise for his past remarks against the north Indians before he comes to Ayodhya. (HT FILE PHOTO)

    Raj Thackeray urges PM Modi to bring in Uniform Civil Code during Pune rally

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, on Sunday, said that he postponed his proposed Ayodhya visit as it was a “trap” laid out against him. He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the Uniform Civil Code at the earliest and law on population control. Addressing a public meeting in Pune on Sunday, Thackeray said those who were against his visit were trying to trap him in a legal battle.

  • Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao with a family of a martyr of the Galwan Valley conflict in Chandigarh on Sunday.

    In Punjab, KCR warns Centre: ‘Farmers can change governments’

    Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in a subtle warning to the Centre, on Sunday said farmers can change the government if they want and they should keep fighting till they get a constitutional guarantee for remunerative prices of their crops. KCR was speaking at an event in Chandigarh organised to pay tributes to the farmers who died during the agitation against the Centre's now-repealed farm laws.

  •  (Shutterstock)

    Mumbai witnesses spike in gastroenteritis with 2037 cases reported in 2022

    Mumbai: A report from the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation shows a rise in gastroenteritis cases in Mumbai. While in 2020, the city saw 2549 gastroenteritis cases, in 2021 there were 3110 cases. In 2022, till date, the city has already seen 2037 cases in civic-run hospitals. Dr Mangala Gomare, executive health officer, BMC, however, said the gastroenteritis cases are less when compared to the numbers in pre-Covid days.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, May 22, 2022