Man molests teacher, caught by passers-by
NAVI MUMBAI: A 28- year- old daily wage earner who allegedly molested a school teacher twice in the past one-and-a-half month, has been arrested by the Khandeshwar police.
According to the police, the 22-year-old woman teaches in a school at Kharghar and lives at New Panvel. On Friday around 6.15am, as she was crossing the railway tracks to take an auto, an unidentified man accosted her.
“As the complainant was trying to avoid him, the accused grabbed her hand and then touched her inappropriately. He forcefully hugged her in front of everyone,” said a police officer from Khandeshwar police station.
The woman’s colleague was walking ahead of her. “As she started shouting for help, her colleague and some other people chased the accused. They caught him at a distance and later handed him over to the police,” the officer said.
The police ar rested t he accused under section 354 and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. He has been identified as Shankar Paswan, and he lives in a nearby slum.
The woman later told police, that this was the same man who had molested her on February 1. Then, she had pelted a stone at him. But, she did not file a complaint as she was too scared.
“The accused is now in our custody. We are probing if he has molested other women. So far, we have not found any criminal record against him,” another police officer said.
THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE THAT THIS WAS THE SAME MAN WHO HAD MOLESTED HER ON FEB 1. SHE WAS SCARED TO FILE A COMPLAINT