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Man sexually harasses woman inside Mulund ATM, gets arrested

May 15, 2019 | 11:35 IST | Editorial |

A woman on Sunday alleged that she was sexually harassed by a man in Mumbai’s Mulund area. She tweeted a video of the accused and said that he exposed his private parts to her. The accused was nabbed after the woman informed the cops who were patrolling the area.

The arrested accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a resident of Kopri. Instead of being intimidated by the flasher, the woman took out her mobile phone and recorded the act. She then uploaded it on her twitter handle, tagging the Mumbai police.

The woman said, via Twitter: “It’s 3 am when I’m typing this. A man just flashed me his d### in a fu####g ATM! I had gotten down to withdraw money to pay the rick and I was facing problems and this guy offered to pay for it but kept touching me inside the ATM! I decided to record him and he panicked. Luckily, there was a cop car, and I showed them the video and they followed him… It’s sick that a man felt that it was okay to flash me inside an ATM where there are cameras! I’ve always felt that my locality was safe, apparently not.’

The police were quick to react and they followed the accused and he was arrested in minutes.

On duty police API Bharat Jadhav and team immediately followed the accused and nabbed him from the Kopri area. DCP zone-7 Akhilesh Kumar Singh told mid-day, “We have arrested the accused and a probe is underway.”

In the morning, the woman came to the police station with her parents and lodged a formal complaint against the accused. A case under sections 354(A) & 509 of IPC has been registered against him.