Mumbai: Despite the Railway Police's efforts to enhance security measures, incidents of harassment against women passengers in local trains continue to plague the city. In the latest distressing incident, a 24-year-old woman was targeted by a young man aboard a train running between Grant Road stations on the Western Railway on Friday.
The accused managed to escape by jumping off the slow-moving train. Due to stress, the victim didn't register case on the same day and decided to go home, DCP GRP Western Railway has confirmed. She filed a complaint the on Wednesday with the Mumbai Central Railway Police, highlighting the urgent need for stricter measures to ensure the safety of female commuters. Officials have confirmed that the accused has been traced and will be arrested soon.
Accused made lewd gestures, used vulgar language
The incident occurred on Friday night when the young woman, boarded a local train from Charni Road station. As the train reached Grant Road station, she became the target of a man who made lewd gestures and used vulgar language, causing her immense embarrassment and distress.
"According to complaint of victim we registered a cases of molestation under relevant sections of IPC on Wednesday and further investigation is on," said a GRP officials.
"However the government Railway Police have started looking for the culprit, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the pressing need to ensure the safety and security of women in public spaces, especially on public transportation systems," said a frequent women commuter.