Man flashes woman inside Mumbai ATM; arrested

Mumbai

13 May 2019

Mumbai: Man flashes penis at woman inside ATM, now arrested

In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly flashing a woman inside an ATM kiosk in Navghar, Mumbai.

The incident occurred when the woman was withdrawing cash in the wee hours on Sunday.

A video of the incident was filmed and was posted online by the woman.

Read on to find out more details about the incident.

Details

Accused identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a Kopri resident

Accused identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a Kopri resident

Reportedly the accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a resident of Kopri.

Speaking to The Indian Express, an officer from Navghar police station said, "Kumbharkar is a resident of Kopari and was at the ATM kiosk in Navghar area at around 3 am on Sunday. The 23-year-old victim reached the spot and entered the ATM to withdraw cash to pay her cab."

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Incident

Kumbharkar first offered to help her, then sexually harassed her

The 23-year-old woman claims she was returning home at 3 am on Sunday and was withdrawing cash to pay for her rickshaw.

Kumbharkar allegedly offered to help her since the ATM wouldn't dispense money, but later touched her inappropriately.

In the video, Kumbharkar can be seen flashing the woman. Upon seeing the camera, he pulls up his pants and runs out of the kiosk.

Arrest

Police chased Kumbharkar for a kilometer before nabbing him

Police chased Kumbharkar for a kilometer before nabbing him

According to the woman, when she followed the man, she spotted a nearby police van. She approached the cops and showed them the video. The police then followed Kumbharkar, who had fled on a scooter, the woman said.

"The police officers chased the accused for a kilometer before nabbing him," Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, told Hindustan Times.

Complaint

A case was registered under IPC Sections 354A and 509

The woman had left the scene after the police and Kumbharkar disappeared. On Sunday morning, she detailed her ordeal on social media and also posted the video, which went viral.

By Sunday afternoon, a case was registered against Kumbharkar at the Navghar police station under Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.

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The woman plans to take Kumbharkar to court

The woman plans to take Kumbharkar to court

"I will be giving my official statement to the judge in the coming week and I plan on taking this man to court and make him pay for the way he made feel."

"What's baffling is that he felt it was okay to flash his dick in a place full of cameras," the woman wrote in a social media post on Sunday.

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Who is the accused?

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The accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar, a resident of Kopri.

When and where did the incident take place?

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The incident took place in the Navghar area in Mumbai at around 3 am on Sunday (May 12, 2019).

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Yes, the accused was nabbed by the police shortly after the incident occurred and he has been in police custody.

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The accused has been booked under Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.

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