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Man, who masturbated at woman, threatened to rape her in Mumbai local train, arrested

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Man, who masturbated at woman, threatened to rape her in Mumbai local train, arrested

Mumbai: The occurrence, that shook the whole country, the Mumbai railway police on Thursday captured the man, blamed for masturbating at a 22-year-old lady on a nearby prepare.

The occurrence occurred on June 15 when the lady was going from Bengaluru on a Mumbai neighborhood prepare.

According to ANI, the denounced has been taken to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway court.

The episode went to the notice after the lady shared her experience on her Facebook post, that soon became famous online. In her post, she asserted when she dialed on the helpline, the officer who reacted to her call separated the telephone before snickering at her.

Observing the lady's experience, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has requested an enquiry and promised an activity against errant officers.

On June 15, the lady boarded Dadar-bound neighborhood at 2 pm in the wake of meeting her companions in Borivali. She sat in women's compartment, in which six ladies were situated. The women's compartment was isolated from the impeded compartment by only a railing. The claimed flasher was in the impeded compartment.

The lady at first overlooked him, believing that he was slow-witted. In any case, he swung to confront her and purportedly started masturbating in full general visibility.

Here's the full text of her Facebook post:

"I’m sitting in the train, going back home after meeting friends who live in Borivali. I’m in the ladies compartment, there are about 6 other women. I’m sitting on the side that can see the handicapped section of the train, but with railings in between. On my left, there is another girl. We both are listening to music. In the handicapped section is a man. I’m looking at my phone and I see him waving at the girl through the railing. He’s put his hands through and has reached half the distance to the girl’s face. I cannot hear him, I’m wearing headphones.

I reduce the music, out of curiosity and also to see whether she needs help, I do not turn. Looking down at my phone, I hear him calling her madarchod. I heard it atleast 6 times in the 30 seconds I listened. I looked at him, our eyes met and I looked down again.

There are many mentally challenged people who travel on the train regularly and I’m used to many of them cursing, so I thought him to be one of them and let it go.

The split second where our eyes locked, he took the chance to come to me. He came to my side of the compartment and put his hands through just like he had done before.

He called me the same, another 6-10 times.

I looked up, and just kept looking at him for 20 seconds. Thinking of what I should do.

Meanwhile, he puts his hand down, whips out his penis and grins at me, he starts masturbating. For those who know me also know that I have seen this too many times. Maybe that prepared me to do what I tried next. I was rational, calm.

And I asked the other women to tell me the police helpline and also yelled that this man was showing me his privates.

They gave me the helpline. I had just run out of credit in the morning, so the girl he was waving at first gave me the phone. I called up the helpline.

The next paragraph is a summary of that conversation:

I told the person on the line all the details. The train was just approaching Kandivli. Which compartment, what time. All of it.

Then I told him that this person had also called us what he did. And then the person on the helpline laughed. He found it funny.

I asked him whether they’d pick this person up at Kandivli.

He cut the call.

I’m not sure what happened. When Kandivli came, the man got out of the compartment and started walking towards the doors of the ladies compartment. 6 women who could easily take him down, started yelling. I stood up and walked towards the door. He told me he would rape me. I told him to do it. (I only did so because I knew he wouldn’t and because the time permitted me , so did the space.)

Learnings :

1. Our helplines. Do they really help? Or is equality for women just a trend for marketing and PR?

2. Rape is supposed to scare me. Stop being scared by it. Stop making it a big deal. Somewhere there, it will stop.

Don’t take me wrong.

Rape IS a big deal. But physically, mentally for the pain it causes. not because the honor of this society lies in my vagina. Not because I will be SCARED by the prospect because my life will be ruined.

I once even called a suicide helpline that didn’t pick up. The irony."