A man was video shoot while flashing in a ATM to a lady in wee hours. The woman harassment level seems to have crossed all boundaries and even public places are not safe anymore.
The lady was smart enough protect herself and video shoot the accused, he has been identified as Sandeep Kumbharkar and is a resident of Kopri. The accused was charged under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) 354 (A) (making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Shibani, a 23-year-old woman stopped at the ATM in Mulund to withdraw money and pay her rickshaw driver but she faced some issue while traction. 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.
The lady along with protesting his act, immediately took a smart decision of video shooting his shameful act. Looking at this he immediately fled from the atm. Post this Shibani rushed to the local police and Sandeep Kumbharkar was immediately found and arrested for sexual harassment.
Shibani’s post on instagram has gone viral, post the incident. She also thanked Mumbai police for the prompt action and support given to her on the matter. Bold Shibani is getting praised for her smart approach. However the question still remains unanswered if Women in India are safe.