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Mumbai: health-conscious woman molested while jogging

It seems as though women are not safe anywhere, be it on a plane or an auto, or their workplace or a park, with or without a companion.

In yet another case of heinous crimes against women and humanity, a 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly molesting a 20-year-old woman while she was jogging with her friend in Khar (West). According to the Khar police, the complainant (victim), a resident of Santacruz (West), works in a private firm. Her father works in the defense forces, reported Hindustan Times.


She and her friend usually go to a park near their residence, but owing to the Maharashtra bandh, they had no option and decided to jog on the road. The woman was jogging at a distance from her friend, who was walking on 8th Road in Khar (West) on Wednesday. A police official from Khar police station told HT, “A man came from the opposite direction and groped her. The woman raised an alarm and passers-by caught him.” Rashid Molla, 32, a resident of a Santacruz chawl, was handed over to the Khar police.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against Molla under section 354 (criminal force on a woman outraging her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced before a magistrate’s court and remanded in police custody for two days. The police are investigating if the perpetrator has any prior criminal record.


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