Vasai Road Railway Station, known for its bustling activity, is generally considered a safe place for women. Many women comfortably travel late at night, assured of their safety. However, a recent incident of molestation has stirred fear and concern among the residents.

The victim, a young woman who works as a chartered accountant, lives in the Ambadi Road area of Vasai, which is close to the station. Because of the proximity, she usually walks home from the station.

On Saturday night, like any other day, she got off at Vasai Road Station quite late. At around 1:30 AM, while she was walking through Tungareshwar Galli, a man confronted her. He covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming, pushed her to the ground, and molested her. After the assault, he snatched her expensive phone and fled the scene. The fall caused her injuries, and she was given first aid at Navghar Health Center.

As soon as the Manikpur police received the news, they set up a special team to hunt down the culprit. They started their investigation by examining the CCTV footage from the area. The police tracked down the accused, Sandeep Khot, aged 35, from Nalasopara. Sandeep Khot already had a case of fraud registered against him in Mumbai. The senior police inspector of Manikpur Police Station, Raju Mane, informed that further investigation is ongoing.

This incident has raised serious questions about the safety of women in the Vasai area. The authorities are urged to enhance security measures to ensure such incidents do not occur again. The community is deeply concerned and expects swift justice and better safety protocols in place to protect women, especially during late hours.

The attacker’s quick arrest shows the efficiency of the police, but it also highlights the need for more proactive measures to prevent such crimes. The local residents and daily commuters at Vasai Road Railway Station now feel a sense of unease, hoping for better security to return their sense of safety.