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29-yr-old held for alleged molestation

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 21, 2018, 2:05 am IST
Updated : Sep 21, 2018, 2:05 am IST

A resident of Mankhurd Qureshi was nabbed from the Kurla railway station on Wednesday night.

According to Vashi GRP, Qureshi has been arrested for allegedly molesting the victim while she was travelling in a local train in Mumbai.
 According to Vashi GRP, Qureshi has been arrested for allegedly molesting the victim while she was travelling in a local train in Mumbai.

Mumbai: The Vashi Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man identified as Ayaz Sattar Qureshi, from Kurla for allegedly molesting a student from Manipur. Qureshi has been remanded in police custody till September 21.

According to Vashi GRP, Qureshi has been arrested for allegedly molesting the victim while she was travelling in a local train in Mumbai. A resident of Mankhurd Qureshi was nabbed from the Kurla railway station on Wednesday night.

A GRP official said, “We managed to trace the accused with the help of his photograph clicked by the 22-year-old victim and after analysing CCTV footages of various railway stations.”

The victim, a student of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), was molested on September 11 while she was travelling with her European colleague in the local train between Vashi and Govandi stations on the suburban service of Harbour Line, the official said.

The complainant had stated that the accused touched her inappropriately, taking advantage of the peak hour crowd in the general compartment of the train, the official said. While the victim and her colleague tried to nab the man, other passengers remained mute spectators and the accused managed to flee. The victim had narrated her ordeal on social media on Saturday. And later a case was registered against the accused under IPC section 354 (molestation).

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