Cops arrest man after he forcibly kissed a woman at railway station

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The Hush Post: The Railway Police in Navi Mumbai arrested a mid-aged man for forcibly kissing a woman at the Turbhe railway station on Thursday, Hindustan Times reported on Friday.

The daily reported that the arrested man has been identified as Naresh Joshi. The 43-year-old Joshi allegedly forcibly kissed a 23-year-old girl at Turbhe railway station on Thursday when the latter was waiting to board a train towards Thane. It was that time when Joshi approached her around 11.25 am.

Naresh Joshi
Arrested man Naresh Joshi. Photo courtesy Hindustan Times

“The woman tried to avoid him as she did not know him. However, a few seconds later, accused grabbed her and started forcibly kissing her cheeks,” the daily reported a  railway police officer as saying.

The railway police said they had been monitoring Joshi’s movements even before that incident as they found him suspicious. As soon as CCTV cameras showed them what happened, they reached the spot and nabbed Patel in the subway connects the platforms.

“Based on a complaint registered by the woman, we booked the accused for sexual harassment under section 354 (A) of the Indian Penal Code. He confessed to the crime during interrogation,” the officer said.

The police are now investigating if the accused is a history sheeter.

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