In yet another molestation case in a public place, a 33-year-old man allegedly molest 40-year-old woman on a Mumbai street. The incident reportedly took place on Kandivali's New Link Road, where a man stalked a woman, pulled her pants and started touching her inappropriately. According to a report, the accused, Ramraj Pawar who was on a scooter started staring at the woman when she left her Borivali (West) residence for a walk on Tuesday and was headed towards Malad.
Pawar reportedly got off his scooter and followed the woman on foot, then he sneaked behind her, pulled her pants and began touching the woman inappropriately. The woman was shocked and started screaming for help and soon people gathered to help her.
However, the accused manage to escape before people could nab him. A person called police after which patrolling jeep diverted towards the place of the incident. The accused Pawar was later arrested.
According to police, Pawar wasn’t in an inebriated condition when the incident happened. Pramod Dhaware, senior inspector of Charkop police station said, “The accused has been sent to judicial custody. He will remain in jail till court grants him bail. Investigations are on to find out if he has a criminal record.”
An FIR has been lodged against the accuse Pawar under 354 of the Indian Penal Code. Police have also recorded the victim’s statement and will be recording witnesses’ statement as well.