Biker stalks and mo­lests 23-yr-old twice in an hour

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Jayprakash S Naidu

MUM­BAI: In an in­ci­dent that raises se­ri­ous con­cerns over women’s safety, a 23-year-old woman was mo­lested twice in an hour by an uniden­ti­fied biker near Mary Im­mac­u­late Girls’ High School in Borivli (West).

Ac­cord­ing to the MHB colony po­lice, the in­ci­dent took place at around 8.50pm on Monday when the woman had walked out of a pizza out­let along with a fe­male friend.

When the women reached Sant­vani Road near Mary Im­mac­u­late Girls’ High School, a man on a bike sped close to them, groped the com­plainant’s chest and fled even be­fore the woman could shout for help. The biker’s face was hid­den as he was wear­ing a hel­met.

Shocked, the women de­cided to rush home. How­ever, the com­plainant, a res­i­dent of a hous­ing so­ci­ety in Borivli (West), had no idea that the ac­cused had not fled, but was stalk­ing her all the way.

Around 20 min­utes later, just as she was about to en­ter her build­ing, the ac­cused sped be­hind them, groped her from the back and fled.

The woman then ap­proached the MHB colony po­lice sta­tion and a first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) was reg­is­tered un­der Crim­i­nal Law (Amend­ment) Act, 2013 (amended In­dian Pe­nal Code sec­tions) for stalk­ing and sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

An of­fi­cer from MHB colony po­lice sta­tion said, “We are try­ing our best to trace the ac­cused. We have checked the CCTV footage

but have not been able to get the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of the bike.”

“He seems to be of a crooked men­tal­ity. We will trace him be­fore he tar­gets other women,” the of­fi­cer added.

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