The unidentified accused also threatened the brother of the victim when he objected to the misconduct by the co-passenger near civil hospital in Ahmedabad.
The accused also threatened the victim's brother to go away or else he would kill him. | Photo Credit: iStock Images
Ahmedabad (Gujarat-India): In a shocking incident, a co-passenger in an autorickshaw allegedly inappropriately touched a woman and later hurled abuses at her when she objected and asked the auto driver to stop. The 29-year-old victim has filed a police complaint on Thursday.
However, as local residents gathered at the spot near the civil hospital, the accused deboarded the auto and fled.
According to reports in Times in India, the incident took place when the woman, a resident of Shahibaugh, was going to the civil hospital with her brother for kidney stone treatment on Wednesday night.
One passenger was already sitting in the auto when the victim and her brother boarded the vehicle.
Police said that the passenger touched the woman on her back in autorickshaw.
Police said that the passenger touched the woman on her back as the autorickshaw approach the hospital around 10.30 pm in the night.
Later, the woman's brother saw the man and castigated him for his misbehaviour. But the accused got angry and started abusing them.
According to police, the accused also threatened the victim's brother to go away or else he would kill him. However, as local residents gathered at the spot after witnessing the commotion, the man decamped from the auto.
Later, the victim approached the Shahibaug police station and filed a complaint. The police have lodged a case under Sections 354, 294 (b) and 506(1) against the man and are looking for him.