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
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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.

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