New Delhi, May 22: A woman travelling in a cab in Mumbai has alleged that she was molested inside the moving car on Monday evening. The 25-year-old victim, a private bank employee reportedly booked a cab at around 5 PM to visit her relative’s place in Powai. The woman in her complaint said that during the journey, the driver was trying to get friendly with her. The driver also forced her to sit in the front passenger seat.Also Read - Indore Bangle Seller, Arrested a Day After Being Booked for ‘Harassment’ Under POCSO Act
Speaking to Indian Express, an official probing the incident said,”As the complainant sat on the front seat, the driver started touching her inappropriately. Initially, she thought it was a mistake but later as the accused repeated his act, the complainant then messaged a friend and asked him to come to her destination.” Also Read - Producer Vibhu Agarwal, CEO of ULLU App, Booked For Sexually Harassing Employee in Store Room
The woman in her complaint claimed that she was planning to confront the driver at the destination, but as the driver kept misbehaving, she confronted him mid-way and got off the cab in Hiranandani from where her friend brought the accused to the police station. Also Read - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor Aradhna Sharma Reveals 'Traumatising' Casting Couch Experience
The Powai police registered the case at 9 PM and arrested the 36-year-old accused under sections 354 and 354 (A) (sexual assault) of the Indian Penal Code. He will be produced in Andheri court on Tuesday.
Notably the incident came nearly 20 days after a woman travelling in an Uber cab alleged that she was sexually harassed by the driver in broad daylight. The woman had accused the driver of masturbating while she was on board and misbehaving and threatening her when she confronted him. The horrific incident took place in the Andheri East area.