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Gurugram-based Civil Engineer Accused of Flashing Woman in Delhi Metro Coach Arrested by Police

File photo of Delhi Metro. (Getty Images)

File photo of Delhi Metro. (Getty Images)

An FIR was earlier filed in the case in which a woman had alleged she was harassed in a metro train by a man's "obscene behaviour", Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities said on Saturday.

New Delhi: A 28-year-old civil engineer was arrested on Saturday for allegedly flashing his genitals at a woman in a metro train earlier this week, said the police.

The accused has been identified as Abhilash Kumar, a resident of Sector 22 in Gurugram. He is a native of Karnal, works at a private company there and is unmarried, they added.

An FIR was earlier filed in the case in which a woman had alleged she was harassed in a metro train by a man's "obscene behaviour", Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities said on Saturday.

The woman had narrated the alleged incident on Twitter on Wednesday night, saying a man flashed his genitals at her in a coach when she was travelling on the Yellowline.

The DMRC on Twitter said, "Suspect in the Sultanpur case has been traced by the DMRC Security Cell & AFC. He was tracked using the phone number used for an online payment for his card. DMRP has taken him into custody. The case could be solved because of the prompt assistance and action by the police."

In another tweet, it requested the public to use the passenger emergency alarm button in such cases.

"We request the public to use the passenger emergency alarm button if they notice any suspicious behaviour and inform the train operator immediately. Please also give the coach number that you are travelling in so that the person can be apprehended at the earliest," it said.

The Delhi Commission For Women had on Friday issued notices to the Delhi Police and the DMRC after the woman's tweets.

She had claimed on Wednesday night that when she was returning to Gurugram in the metro, a man standing and facing her had flashed his genitals. She also posted a picture of the man on the microblogging website.

In a statement issued earlier on Saturday, the DMRC had said, "A complaint regarding obscene behaviour by a male passenger was received on DMRC's official Twitter handle. The DMRC, on its part, intimated the Ghitorni Police Station and also contacted the complainant, assuring her of all cooperation possible. Subsequently, an FIR has been filed at the Ghitorni Police station and the issue is under investigation by police."

first published:February 15, 2020, 22:48 IST