Mumbai Crime: Man held for kissing ex-girlfriend against her consent

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:54 AM IST
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Mumbai: In yet another case of sexual crimes committed against women, a 23-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for abusing and forcibly kissing his ex-girlfriend in public on Carter road, Bandra (West).

The Khar police, with whom the FIR was filed regarding the sexual misconduct, said the incident took place around 9 pm on Tuesday. The accused and the complainant had been in a relationship, but had broken up last year, the police said. In the FIR, the woman has said the accused kept calling her mobile phone and also tried contacting her on social media, and that she asked him to stop trying to get in touch, reported Hindustan Times.

On Tuesday night, the complainant said she was with her friends on Carter Road when the accused landed up at the spot. He blocked her path and forcibly kissed her, and also verbally abused her and tried to intimidate her, the complainant has alleged.

Her friends and other people present on Carter Road took matter into their own hands by which time cops from Khar police station, posted at a police chowky on Carter Road, rushed to the spot to calm down the situation. As of now, on Wednesday morning, the FIR was registered against the accused under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354 D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.

A police officer from Khar police station said, “The accused has been remanded in police custody for two days by a magistrate court. He does not have a criminal background. He has completed his studies, but is currently unemployed.”

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