Kolkata girl posts video of man masturbating in bus, police arrest accused

Marco Green
May 14, 2018

The Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested a "mentally unsound" man for allegedly masturbating on a bus while staring at two women who recorded the incident and posted it on social media.

In a Facebook post, the woman had reportedly said that she was travelling from Hedua area when the incident occurred.

The victim has said that 15 days ago, she had been sexually harassed by Rai in the bus in a similar way, but did not report the incident as she was scared.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. The man, identified as Asit Roy, was arrested in the evening within hours after a Facebook post containing a video of him involved in the objectionable act went viral. She also mentioned that the same man had masturbated at them two weeks ago and that she could do nothing that day as they were unable to get any proof of his deeds.

"When I complained to the bus conductor, he laughed and said, "what can I do, you tell me, who knows what is on his mind". But this time I did.

According to the Indian Express, the Kolkata Police responded to the appeals as follows:"We don't need any written complaint. Today we have these two videos as proof and we want justice". "We are trying to track down the culprit". "We have registered a case on the basis of the video already".

Rai, a hawker, is a resident of Baidyabati in Hooghly district. The post by the Kolkata Police does not, however, mention what Roy has been charged with, though it ends with an assurance to the people - "He will be punished".

The victims have also alleged that the conductor of the bus ignored their plight when they pointed out how Rai was sexually harassing them. Hundreds commented on the post praising the efficacy of the police department in nabbing the accused.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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