40-year-old man booked for mo­lest­ing a lady at Nau­pada

The Free Press Journal - - STATE -

THANE: A 40-year-old man has been booked for mo­lest­ing a 40-year-old wo­man at Teen Haath naka at Nau­pada at Thane on Wed­nes­day night. Kalpesh Shah (40) has been been booked by the Nau­pada police. The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Wed­nes­day night at Nau­pada. The ac­cused Shah and the vic­tim are known to each other and are school­mates. Shah and the vic­tim met each other at a school re­union party in April. They ex­changed num­bers and started chat­ting daily with each other. The ac­cused Shah had asked the vic­tim to meet him near Teen Haath naka at Nau­pada on the pre­text of work. Shah took the lady to a de­serted spot where he touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately. Fear­ing for her life, the lady beat up Shah and man­aged to es­cape from the spot. On Wed­nes­day night, the lady ap­proached the Nau­pada police to regis­ter a First In­for­ma­tion Re­port (FIR). She also re­ported the mat­ter to her fam­ily mem­bers. Shah has been booked for sex­ual ha­rass­ment (Sec­tion 354 (A)), in­ten­tional in­sult with in­tent to pro­voke breach of the peace (Sec­tion 504) and word, ges­ture or act to in­sult the mod­esty of a wo­man (Sec­tion 509) of the IPC.

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