Mumbai, April 10: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly molesting a female yoga teacher on a packed suburban train in Mumbai, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place around 8 pm on Tuesday between Bandra and Goregaon when the 25-year-old woman was travelling with a male friend, the official said.

The complainant and her friend got into a general compartment of a local train at Bandra station. Soon after the train started moving, accused Pravan Vishwakarma allegedly touched her inappropriately, taking advantage of the rush, the official said. Molestation in Mumbai Local Train: Man Molests Minor Girl on Running Train Between Mumbra and Vikhroli Station, Gets Bashed Up by Passengers; Accused Arrested.

The woman screamed and informed her male friend about the conduct of the accused. Fellow commuters then thrashed Vishwakarma, a resident of Jogeshwari, and handed him over to the railway police, he said. Mumbai Shocker: Man Allegedly Brings 13-Year-Old Girl Playing With Her Friends to His Room in Chawl, Rapes Her; Arrested.

On a complaint by the yoga teacher, the police registered a case against Vishwakarma for assault of a woman with intent to outrage her modesty under the Indian Penal Code. Vishwakarma was produced in a court, which granted him bail, the official added.