A youth, who was absconding after allegedly committing a lewd act of flashing his genital at a girl in a metro train on Saturday, was arrested here on Saturday.
According to police, the accused identified as Abhilash Kumar, 28, is a resident of Sector 22 of Gurugram. He hails from Karnal and works in a private company as a civil engineer. He is a bachelor.
The matter came into light when the female passenger traveling in yellow line of the Delhi Metro reported the matter to the police.
The 24-year-old girl, also a resident of Gurugram, works in Delhi. Sharing her traumatic experience in a series of tweets late on Wednesday evening, she alleged that the accused committed the offence in the crowded train.
As per her account, while she was on her way back home from office on Wednesday evening, one of her male co-passengers flashed his genitals to her in the train.
Thereafter, on the complaint of the victim, the police registered a case of sexual harassment. But the accused went absconding. The Delhi Metro Rail Police could be able to track the culprit down after a manhunt.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) confirmed his arrest on its official twitter handle on Saturday night which read: “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, DMRC requested the public to use the passenger emergency alarm in any emergency 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," said DRMC in a tweet.