On Wednesday, a 27-year-old civil engineer was arrested for allegedly molesting a 32-year -old woman in share cab. The 27-year-old engineer works with a multinational company in Powai.
The incident took place on Friday last week when the complainant (32-year-woman) visited a mall in Goregaon. The woman told Hindustan Times, “As I was leaving the mall around 11pm, I booked a share cab. I didn’t want to travel with the driver alone. When the car reached outside the mall, a man was sitting on the back seat. When we reached the entrance of Aarey in Goregaon, the driver got another pick-up call. He took a left for Aarey Milk Colony Road. I told the driver I did not feel safe entering the desolated stretch.”
The woman, in her police statement, has said that, the car halted in front of a bar, and then she asked the passenger sitting on the front seat to let the drunk man (accused) sit on the front seat. Before the cab exited Aarey, the drunk man took the backrest behind and after which he touched the woman inappropriately. Then the woman told the driver to drop the man and take her to MIDC police station.
The police have registered a case against the accused and transferred it to the Aarey sub-police station. The police identified the accused as Omprakash Behra. He was also traced and arrested from his house at Kurar.