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Two held for assaulting women travelling by auto in Kalyan, hunt on for third suspect

A woman political party worker was going home in an autorickshaw along with a friend when they were waylaid by three people, who tried to get inside.

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2018 06:05 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Police have not disclosed the names of the arrested men as they are yet to arrest the third accused, whom they suspect is hiding at his relative’s house.(REUTERS/ For representational purposes only)

Two people were arrested for molesting a 29-year-old woman at Kolshewadi in Kalyan on Monday. The police are on a lookout for the third accused. They said the three accused were drunk.

The police have not disclosed the names of the arrested men as they are yet to arrest the third accused whom they suspect is hiding at his relative’s house.

On Monday night, the woman, a political party worker, was going home in an autorickshaw along with an older female friend. The three accused stopped the autorickshaw and tried to get in. The old woman told them it is not a share autorickshaw.

“The autorickshaw driver too asked the accused to let the rickshaw go. The accused then forcibly pulled out the women and beat them up. When the autorickshaw driver intervened, he too was beaten up,” said a police officer from Thane commissionerate.

When the women screamed for help, the accused fled. Later, the two were arrested after the police gathered information about them.

Offences have been registered against the accused under IPC sections 354 (molestation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and other relevant provisions.

First Published: Aug 15, 2018 06:05 IST