Navi Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Taloja for indulging in lewd acts in front of a woman in the lift of a building in a housing society, here on Monday.
While the incident took place on Jan 6, it was only after CCTV footage of the act went viral on social media that the police swung into action. The incident took place at Marble Arch CHS in Sector 14 of Taloja.
The police have got in touch with the woman to record her statement and also had issued a notice to the man to be present at the police station for further investigation.
Senior police inspector Jitendra Sonawane of Taloja police station said so far, they have not found any previous criminal record against the man.
The matter was highlighted after the information was shared by the activist.
"A young man is seen making inappropriate obscene gestures to a woman in an elevator. Incident has taken place at Marble Arch CO-OP CHS LTD, Plot no 104, Sector 14, Taloja Phase 1,Navi Mumbai," activist Binu Varghese tweeted.
Trigger warning: Graphic visuals ahead
The footage shows the man making inappropriate, obscene gestures to the woman inside the lift while he stared at her. In another CCTV clip, the man was seen touching the woman inappropriately in the building lobby.
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