Mumbai: Passengers thrash man for molesting 15-year-old inside suburban train, accused arrested

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Mumbai: Molesting a teenager inside a suburban train proved costly for a man. The accused was thrashed by passengers as the girl raised an alarm. The victim was in the local train with her father when the incident happened, police said.

Girl was returning home from hospital

According to reports, the incident happened on Saturday night. The train was somewhere between Dadar and Andheri when the girl realised that someone was touching her inappropriately. She soon saw the person who was doing so and raised an alarm.

Passengers thrashed the man, identified as Noor Ahmed Sagir Ahmed. According to the Bandra Police, the man is a resident of Kamathipura and is a drug addict. The man was handed over to the police by the passengers at Andheri Police station.

The accused was admitted to the Cooper Hospital by the police, following the beating. Police said that he had been arrested earlier also for similar kind of crimes. He is a drug addict, they added.

The victim is undergoing treatment at a Parel hospital and on Saturday, the day of the incident, she was on her way home on the Dadar-Borivali train after visiting the hospital. Meanwhile the man has been charged for molestation and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act provisions.

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