Mumbai: Crimes of groping, misbehavior on trains is usually ignored by victims who don’t choose to unmask the perpetrators gives them the courage to repeat such criminal offenses.
In a similar case, a teenage girl boarding a suburban train in Mumbai’s Dadar station was allegedly groped by a 32-year-old accused, News18 reports.
According to reports, the 16-year-old victim who is a resident of neighbouring Thane district, was boarding the train for Titwala with her friend on Monday evening when the accused identified as Om Singh allegedly touched her inappropriately.
She immediately raised an alarm but the accused somehow managed to distance himself and moved further away, taking the advantage of the crowd.
The victim later spotted him at Mulund station and pulled him out of the train when it halted.
And soon a scuffle broke out among the three when the victim and her friend confronted him after the train halted.
The accused allegedly manhandled the victim’s friend and also hit her which was noticed by other commuters who gathered around and thrashed Om before handling him to the police.
The police have filed a case under various sections of IPC and POCSO Act at Dadar GRP.
He was produced before the court on Tuesday. Appearing for the accused, defence lawyer R U Jha argued that the accused be remanded in judicial custody.
The court remanded him in police remand till January 18.