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Policewoman fights back as stalker gropes her, pins her to the ground in Mumbai

The officer then ran towards the main road and sought help from the policemen patrolling the area.

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 11:03 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
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A painting spreading awareness about women’s safety.(HT FILE)

The Wadala Truck Terminal (TT) Police registered a case of molestation against the man who allegedly molested a woman sub-inspector in the early hours of Wednesday.

Cops said the incident occurred at 1.30 am when the officer, dressed in plain clothes, was returning home after completing her bandobast duty. While minutes away from her residence, a man started following her. Taking advantage of the dark, he pounced on her and pinned her to the ground. When the officer tried to shout for help, he gagged her.

While he groped her, the officer punched him hard. She then pushed and kicked. The officer then ran towards the main road and sought help from the policemen patrolling the area. By the time they reached the spot, the accused had fled the area.

N Ambika, deputy commissioner of police (zone IV), said, “Our efforts are on We are making attempts to nab the accused.”

A case was registered under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) of the IPC.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 10:59 IST