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Mumbai: Police arrest BMC worker for stalking and making lewd gestures at woman


A woman was stalked and harassed by a BMC worker near Elphinstone signal in Mumbai. The woman noted down the vehicle number and lodged complaint against accused, for allegedly stalking her in a vehicle and also blowing a flying kiss to her

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The Mumbai police then arrested the 54-year-old BMC labourer near TATA hospital on Sunday after the 29-year-old woman registered an FIR. The stalker has been identified Laxman Harizan. According to mid-day, the incident occurred on August 18 when the woman boarded a BEST bus number 168 from Worli Naka and was sitting next to a window seat. When the bus reached the Elphinstone signal, she realised that a man travelling in a BMC vehicle was stalking her. He even blew a flying kiss at her.

The woman noted the vehicle number and lodged a complaint at Bhoiwada police station where she narrated the entire incident to the police. The police accompanied her to the TATA hospital where they found the BMC vehicle and the accused. An officer from the police station said, “We have detained the accused but the incident occurred under the jurisdiction of Dadar police station so we have handed him over to the cops in Dadar who have registered an FIR under section 509 and 504 of Indian Penal Code.”

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