A 29-year-old woman from Mumbai filed a complaint with the Ahmedabad Railway Police on Wednesday, claiming that her fellow passenger made lewd gestures and flashed before her while they were riding a train to Bandra. The woman claimed that police initially tried to protect the suspect but that they were only forced to book him after other passengers raised their objections. The complainant, who works for a private firm, had traveled to Gurugram for official business and was returning to her mother. She claimed that while the train was traveling through Ahmedabad Junction, she fell asleep and abruptly woke up. She discovered that a passenger in the seat ahead of her was staring at her and flashing. She claimed that Sachin Kumar was flashing him while flashing him his privates with his cellphone torchlight. The complainant said, “Even as I told cops escorting the train to nab the man and take legal action, they tried to shield him.” He was taken inside a restroom by the police, who instructed him to stay there. After that, my other traveling companions protested, and the police arrested the man. (The victim’s identity has been withheld to protect her privacy in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines on cases involving sexual assault.) The accused was arrested under IPS sections 354A(1) (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures) and 509 (intend to insult the modesty of any woman).
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