Auto driver held for trying to molest female passenger

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested by New Town police station for allegedly trying to sexually harass a woman. Some locals heard the woman’s scream and rushed to her aid. They succeeded in detaining the auto driver and later informed the police.According to the victim, she works as a maid in Salt Lake and originally hails from Alwar in Rajasthan. In Kolkata, she used stay in Keshtopur Mission Bazar area. On Tuesday night at around 9 pm, she boarded an auto from outside Bidhannagar Road station area, to go towards Keshtopur. But the driver Suvojit Nath drove his auto towards Salt Lake. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen she realised that she was being taken on a wrong route, she asked Nath to stop the auto. But Nath assured her that he would take her to her destination. When the auto reached near 206 bus stand, she again asked Nath to stop the auto at the bus stand. In reply, Nath told her that he would take her to Keshtopur VIP through Sector V. But Nath drove along the Biswa Bangla Sarani. Though she tried to scream, Nath threatened her with dire consequences. He then forced her to get off from the auto after reaching an isolated place near Ecospace in New Town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThough the woman tried to run, Nath obstructed her from behind and tried to outrage her modesty. The woman tried to free herself from him but was not able do so and started crying for help. Sensing danger, he tried to stop her from alerting others in the area, by choking her throat. Meanwhile, some locals heard her scream and went towards the isolated place. They found that Nath was trying to sexually harass a woman. Seeing resistance, Nath tried to flee but two of the locals were able to detain him. Police was informed immediately. Later, police went to the spot and detained Nath and his auto. On Wednesday morning, she lodged a complaint against the auto driver with the Bidhannagar Women police station, following which Nath was arrested.last_img

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