A woman constable returning from work was stalked and molested by a man outside Vasai station on Monday. A traffic constable who tried to intervene was also assaulted by the accused, Kishore Rathod (40), who was later arrested. The police filed a case of molestation against Rathod, a Vasai resident.
The complainant was waiting for her husband at Anand Nagar outside Vasai station at 8.15pm when the incident took palce. In her complaint, she said Rathod made obscene gestures at her. When she moved away, he molested and followed her. A traffic constable who was on duty tried to intervene but Rathod assaulted him. The cops along with the public nabbed Rathod.
Residents of Anand Nagar have in the past submitted signed memorandums against the alleged prostitution menace outside the station. Residents, especially women and collegians have complained of being molested by random men who come looking for prostitutes in the evening. Following the molestation of the constable, the Manickpur police rounded up six women soliciting customers outside the station. Rathod has been sent to judicial custody.