On Saturday, a case of molestation was filed by the Powai police after a rickshaw driver allegedly masturbated in front of a 19-year-old student in Hiranandani.
According to The Asian Age, the 19-year-old girl, a management student, was sitting on the steps of an ATM kiosk when a nearby rickshaw driver began masturbating while continuously staring at her. She lodged a police complaint via Twitter but the driver managed to escape. The incident took place at around 11.54 pm when the girl was jogging towards the Powai Lake. The girl in her complaint stated that she took a U-turn and started to run inside the housing complex, but she stopped after spotting a suspicious group of men.
Later, the girl sat on the stairs of an ATM kiosk when she spotted a stationed rickshaw on the other side of the road. The girl allegedly saw a man with a beard who was in the attire of a rickshaw driver. The girl told cops that when she observed she saw him masturbating. An officer from Powai police station told the Asian Age, “The girl sent out a tweet tagging the police, soon after which a team of Powai police rushed to the spot. The driver had left from there by then. The girl could not take down the number of rickshaw.”
After the complaint, the cops are now scanning CCTV footages of the area to identify the rickshaw and its driver. The police have formed several teams to scan the rickshaws that run in and around Powai. The cops have filed a case of molestation against the unidentified driver and are currently probing the matter.