New Delhi, Jul 9: A man was caught masturbating at a railway station in West Bengal after a woman on a train live streamed his act on Facebook. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon. When the train was about to leave Bandel station a middle-aged man made indecent gestures outside the women’s compartment. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown Extension News: Shutdown in Containment Zones Only For 7 Days, Will Extend if Needed, Says Mamata Banerjee

Initially, the women sitting inside didn’t protest as the train was about to leave the platform. But then a lady pulled out her phone and live streamed it on Facebook. The woman reportedly said on the video, “These days everyone needs proof, so we decided to do a Facebook live. Let him do whatever he wants.” Her brave act gave other women courage in the compartment to protest. Some women alerted the railway staffs. Also Read - Instagram Amps up Tech Game, Users Can Now 'Pin' Favourite Comments

The live streaming showed him standing in front of the railway police office and masturbating in full public display. “When the staff saw me making a video, they sprang into action and got him. But the man managed to escape,” the woman said NDTV. Also Read - Amalgamating Containment, Buffer Zones: How West Bengal Fights Coronavirus With New Strategy

A railway official said that the man appeared to be mentally unstable. We tried to catch him but he boarded the train and fled. We have informed the Burdwan GRP.

Earlier in May, a man was caught masturbating on a bus in Kolkata. He was later arrested after the woman posted the video on Facebook and approached the Kolkata Police on their official Facebook page.