Man arrested for flashing and masturbating at women, calls it 'drunken habit'

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

In a shocking incident, a woman was harassed by an alleged drunk man at Carter Road in Mumbai's Bandra area on Sunday when thousands had gathered to demand justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. However, what will disgust you all the more is that the accused, Sandeep Chauhan has blamed his drunkenness as the reason for sexually assaulting the woman.

About 20 cases of snatching, robbery and molestation have been filed against him at various police stations in the city. Taken aback and scared, the woman ran towards her home when the accused made lewd comments, flashed and masturbated in front of her, police told news agency PTI.

Later, when the woman was returning from her office, Chauhan, who is also a taekwondo instructor followed her to her building when she got down from her cab. "She said that she was three-month pregnant and was going to the Tiloi CHC in a private taxi with her baby when the taxi driver stopped near the Haswa turn and raped her".

The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld a trial court judgement which had awarded life imprisonment to five men in the 2014 Danish woman gang rape case.

In 2016, a woman had jumped off the third floor of her building after a similar obscene act by Chauhan.

It was further found that he had remained in judicial custody for about 14 months on charges of murder and sexual harassment, and had been released on bail. Police is investigating how he managed to get jobs despite having a criminal record.