In what can be considered a traumatising experience for any woman, a 35-year-old man allegedly flashed his private parts before a 23-year-old girl and even tried to touch her inappropriately while she was withdrawing the money from a State Bank of India ATM at Navghar locality in Mulund.
The accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a resident of Kopri.
The incident took place at around 3AM, when the complainant stopped at the Hari Om Nagar road ATM in Mulund (East) on her way back home to withdraw money and pay her rickshaw driver. Kumbharkar, who was inside the kiosk at that time, offered to pay the driver on her behalf. When the complainant refused, he touched her inappropriately and flashed her.
Showing rare courage, the woman confronted the accused and shot a video of his criminal act. In the video, the accused could be seen covering his private organ when the girl started to shoot the video. The video has gone viral on social media.
The woman promptly approached the nearby police van and showed them the video.
The accused has now been arrested by Mumbai Police. He has been charged under Sections 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with outraging the modesty of the women.