In a shocking incident reported from the state capital, a woman techie was allegedly molested aboard a metro train on Thursday morning.
AdvertisementThe accused identified as Lokesh (30) was apprehended by metro security personnel and later turned over to the Upparapet police.
On Thursday morning, the 22-year-old victim boarded the metro train at Rajajinagar station. When the train arrived at Nadaprabhu Kempegowda station, it got crowded and at this time the victim felt a man touch her. She however ignored it thinking that it was accidental due to the crowd on the train. When the accused groped her again she raised an alarm. At this time the train reached Majestic station and Lokesh immediately disembarked and attempted to flee the spot.
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AdvertisementThe victim lodged a police complaint against him and upon investigation, it was revealed that Lokesh was held in the past for attempting to steal a woman’s mobile phone on a BMTC bus. At that time, the police had confiscated 20 mobile phones and a two-wheeler from him. Subsequently, he was released on bail. Responding to the incident, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation said that they are committed to passenger safety and highlighted the readiness of their security personnel to assist passengers in such untoward situations. The corporation also urged passengers to use emergency alert systems within metro coaches for swift assistance in case of any emergency. This, the corporation said would facilitate assistance at the approaching or next station. Alternatively, passengers can also contact the corporation on phone numbers 080 2519 1208, 080 2216 2258 / 2208, and helpline 1800-425-12345 to register any grievances.