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Man arrested for allegedly masturbating while looking at a woman

Mumbai, 13 July 2017 : Man arrested for allegedly masturbating while looking at a woman at CST Railway Station to be produced in a Mumbai court today.

The offence took place on 29 June around 5.45 am but the matter came to light after the video of the incident, shot by the victim, went viral on social networking sites, the official said.

The 22-year-old victim, who is child rights NGO activist and was on her way to Nashik on an express train when the incident took place.

The accused, identified as Ashok Pradhan, who is a rag picker, allegedly exposed himself to the woman on platform number 13 when she was about to board the train.

“A case in this regard was filed at CST police station on Wednesday. We examined the CCTV footage of that day and traced the accused within six hours after the registration of the case. He was arrested from Carnac Bunder area of the city,” ACP Machindra Chavan said.

A case was filed against the accused under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intending to insult the modesty of a woman).

The accused, who hails from Bhubaneswar district in Odisha, resides at a slum in Chembur. He will be produced before a court tomorrow, Chavan said.

Further investigation into the case is on.

 

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