Train mo­lester gets it from 22-year-old on Bhai Dooj

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Manoj.Badgeri@ times­

Thane: A 22-year-old woman from Kalwa sin­gle-hand­edly took on a man who al­legedly mo­lested her at Thane sta­tion on Fri­day when Bhai Dooj was cel­e­brated. All along, fel­low pas­sen­gers ei­ther re­mained mute spec­ta­tors or were busy film­ing the act as the woman took on the al­leged mo­lester.

The ac­cused, M A Ya­dav (25) is from Ut­tar Pradesh and lives in Bad­la­pur with his fam­ily. He was booked un­der sec­tion 354 of the IPC by the rail­way po­lice.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred around 8pm at plat­form 6 at Thane sta­tion when the woman was try­ing to board the ladies coach of a fast train. The wom­an­was to board a train for Kurla where she was plan­ning to cel­e­brate Bhai Dooj with her broth­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to the woman’s state­ment to the po­lice, the ac­cused was wait­ing at the plat­form and when she tried to board the coach, he alle- gedly tried to touch her in­ap­pro­pri­ately. Stunned by this act, the woman froze ini­tially but even­tu­ally de­cided to not let him get away. She con­fronted the man was stunned as he hadn’t ex­pected the woman to re­tal­i­ate. Within min­utes, fel­low pas­sen­gers gath­ered around.

Dis­gusted by the in­ci­dent, the woman started hit­ting the ac­cused af­ter which he was taken to the po­lice chowky out­side the sta­tion. A fel­low pas­sen­ger, who was present at the sta­tion and filmed the in­ci­dent, said the woman was seen thrash­ing the man even as the po­lice were try­ing to take him to the po­lice sta­tion.

A few pas­sen­gers then came ahead and handed over the ac­cused to Thane city po­lice who later trans­ferred the case to the rail­way po­lice.

Mean­while, the woman ex­cused her­self as joined her fam­ily for the cel­e­bra­tion and ap­proached the rail­way po­lice on Satur­day to reg­is­ter her com­plaint. The rail­way court sent the ac­cused to po­lice cus­tody.

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